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Pueblo Community College: Narrative Description


900 West Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004-1499
Tel: (719)549-3200
Admissions: (719)549-3010
Fax: (719)549-3012
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $5.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3061 per student. Total enrollment: 5,747. 1,230 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,208 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 3,539 students, 66% women, 34% men. 1% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 31% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 38% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2004 full-time, $66.05 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,355 full-time, $345.15 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $223 full-time, $18.65 per credit hour part-time, $11.75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Automotive Society, Nursing Club, Business and Office Technology Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Festival, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Pueblo Community College Learning Resources Center with 23,755 books, 2,980 microform titles, 286 serials, 14,626 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $262,034. 365 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pueblo, population 126,000, is 42 miles south of Colorado Springs and 112 miles south of Denver on I-25. The original site of Pueblo was a crossroad for Indians, Spanish troops, friars, fur trappers, and explorers. A trading post was built in 1842 and served travelers on their way to California. Pueblo's location as the focal point for travel to the Rocky Mountain Empire continues to serve business and industry in the area. Puebloans enjoy clean air, uncrowded highways, and nearby water and mountain recreation set in the warm pleasant atmosphere of the Southwest. Pueblo boasts a fine community college, a university, symphony orchestra, chorale, ballet, theatrical groups, and a beautiful arts center.

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