Quinsigamond Community College: Narrative Description

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670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
Tel: (508)853-2300; Admissions: (508)853-2300; Fax: (508)852-6943; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 57-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 6,591. Full-time: 2,852 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,739 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 13 other countries, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for business administration, general studies programs. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2359 full-time, $91 per credit Part-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Nursing Club, Rad Tech Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Spring Fling, Honors and Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Quinsigamond Library plus 1 other with 54,000 books, 11 microform titles, 310 serials, 230 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $459,484. 200 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 Clark University.

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