Miami Dade College: Narrative Description

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300 Northeast Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2296
Tel: (305)237-3131
Admissions: (305)237-0633
Fax: (305)237-3761
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $109.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4315 per student. Total enrollment: 57,026. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. 15,045 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 20,115 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 36,911 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 160 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.04% Native American, 65% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 41% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: 16-16-6-6. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test, CPT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1490 full-time, $49.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5550 full-time, $185 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $285 full-time, $9.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Welcome Back, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Paella Festival. Major annual events: Spooky Nights, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Main library plus 8 others with 327,417 books, 624,384 microform titles, 4,916 serials, 17,186 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $10 million. 6,750 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Florida International University.

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