Northland Pioneer College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 610
Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
Tel: (928)524-7600; 800-266-7845; Admissions: (928)536-6257; Fax: (928)524-7612; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Arizona State Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 50-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2802 per student. Total enrollment: 4,928. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Full-time: 971 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 3,957 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 5 other countries, 42% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 76% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 2% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $912 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6000 full-time, $65 per credit part-time. College room only: $1500.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organization: Hiking/Skiing Club. Campus security: evening security. 24 college housing spaces available; 6 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Northland Pioneer College Library with 60,000 books, 240 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $357,360. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The service area of 21,000 square miles has a population of approximately 154,000 people. The service area includes parts of three Indian reservations. The economy is based primarily on agriculture, tourism, and the lumber industry.

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