Los Angeles Mission College: Narrative Description

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13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342-3245
Tel: (818)364-7600; Admissions: (818)364-7766; Web Site: http://www.lamission.cc.ca.us/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 22-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending 2002-03: $890 per student. Total enrollment: 7,617. Students come from 8 other countries, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous until 9/25.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time. Mandatory fees: $558 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Los Angeles Mission College with 40,000 books, 450 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $70,000. 103 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.