Pima Community College: Narrative Description

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4905 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85709-1010
Tel: (520)206-4666; Admissions: (520)206-4640; Fax: (520)884-6728; Web Site: http://www.pima.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Arizona State Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 483-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2368 per student. Total enrollment: 31,216. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 5,088 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 9,405 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 21,811 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 66 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $1092 full-time, $42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5486 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $2.50 per credit part-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Pima College Library with 160,492 books, 13,826 microform titles, 1,340 serials, 17,940 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.3 million. 2,500 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 Arizona.

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