Phoenix College: Narrative Description

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1202 West Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013-4234
Tel: (602)285-7500
Admissions: (602)285-7503
Fax: (602)285-7813
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maricopa County Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 52-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 13,150. Students come from 42 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, 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: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $1320 full-time, $55 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5280 full-time, $220 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $220 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Black Student Union, NASA (Native American Club), Asian American Club, MECHA (Mexican Club). Major annual event: Homecoming Week. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Fannin Library with 83,000 books and 394 serials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Phoenix, population over one million, is a thriving industrial and agricultural city. Easily accessible, served by railroads, buses and airlines, the city has many churches, libraries, museums, and theatres, as well as numerous fine restaurants, hotels, and motels. It is located in proximity to many scenic and historical places of interest including the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, Montezuma Castle, and Oak Creek Canyon. It is one of the outstanding winter resorts of America with The Valley of the Sun nearby.

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