Reedley College: Narrative Description

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995 North Reed Ave.
Reedley, CA 93654-2099
Tel: (559)638-3641; Admissions: (559)638-0323; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State Center Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 350-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 11,305. 1,224 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,556 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 6,749 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 39% 25 or older. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT recommended; CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4350 full-time. Mandatory fees: $669 full-time. College room and board: $3850. College room only: $1810.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: on-campus police department. Option: coed housing available. Reedley College Library with 36,000 books, 8,400 microform titles, 217 serials, 50 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 303 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 15,200. Reedley is in a rural area southeast of Fresno with a temperate climate. The rich farmlands around Reedley produce a diversity of crops, including citrus fruits, plums, peaches, grapes, tomatoes, celery and walnuts. The community has 19 packing houses, two wineries, and a sawmill. There are a number of churches, a public library and a hospital. Part-time employment is available. Reedley is near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks which provide recreational activities. Major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are part of the town.