Oxnard College: Narrative Description

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4000 South Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
Tel: (805)986-5800; Admissions: (805)986-5843; Fax: (805)986-5806; Web Site: http://www.oxnard.cc.ca.us/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ventura County Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: 119-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,233. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 1,367 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 10 states and territories, 30 other countries, 1% Native American, 61% Hispanic, 5% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3912 full-time, $163 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit 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. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Oxnard College Library with 31,500 books, 107 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 116 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The city of Oxnard has a population of approximately 128,000 people, and is located on the Gold Coast of California, situated about 45 miles south of Santa Barbara and 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The climate has been described as Mediterranean. Oxnard has seven miles of shoreline with wide, uncrowded beaches. It is a paradise for people who love to boat, surf and sport-fish. There are many museums and points of historical interest. Some of the major annual events include the California Strawberry Festival in May, Fiestas Patrias Celebration in September, and the Parade of Lights in December.