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Quinebaug Valley Community College: Narrative Description


742 Upper Maple St.
Danielson, CT 06239-1440
Tel: (860)774-1130; Admissions: (860)774-1130; Fax: (860)774-7768; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Connecticut Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 60-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,571. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 509 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 510 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,061 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 50% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2112 full-time, $88 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6336 full-time, $264 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $294 full-time, $57.75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Campus security: evening security guard. College housing not available. Audrey Beck Library with 26,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population, 4,580. Located in Northeastern Connecticut, Danielson is in the midst of a semi-rural area which is supported by poultry and dairy industries. Outdoor recreational possibilities abound. The Connecticut turnpike provides easy access to New London, Old Mystic, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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