Olympic College: Narrative Description

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1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Tel: (360)792-6050
Free: 800-259-6718
Admissions: (360)475-7126
Fax: (360)792-2135
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oc.ctc.edu/~oc/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 32-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3012 per student. Total enrollment: 6,390. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 4,022 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,253 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,137 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 4 other countries, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 49% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other community colleges in Washington.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical office assistant program. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2313 full-time, $69.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3792 full-time, $114.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $232 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Aware, Oceans (Nursing), ASOC, ASAD. Major annual events: Commencement, Student Appreciation Day, open mic talent competitions. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Haselwood Library with 51,443 books, 8,126 microform titles, 541 serials, 3,007 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $994,375. 634 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bremerton is a metropolitan community enjoying mild summer and winter temperatures. The major local industry is shipbuilding. The community has a library, hospital, churches of most denominations, and active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Rooming and boarding houses and small apartments are available for student housing. Local recreation includes sports, cultural events, boating, skiing, and snow boarding, all within a 3hr. drive. Job opportunities are available for students.

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