Owens Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 10000
Toledo, OH 43699-1947
Tel: (419)661-7000; 800-GO-OWENS; Admissions: (419)661-7225; Web Site: http://www.owens.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Owens Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 16,992. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 5,751 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 11,241 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 50% 25 or older. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for health technology, peace officer academy programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: SAT I or ACT, ACT ASSET recommended; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $110 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $205 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time, $15 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Alpha Beta Gamma, Drama Club, Student Association for Young Children, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: sporting events, spring break trip, Halloween Family Fun Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 42,500 books, 15,237 micro-form titles, 450 serials, 2,986 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 308 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Toledo.

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