Rio Hondo College: Narrative Description

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3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601-1699
Tel: (562)692-0921; Admissions: (562)692-0921; Fax: (562)692-9318; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 15,000. Students come from 5 states and territories, 40 other countries, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: SCAT, ACT ASSET recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/10. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 94,143 books, 479 serials, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: Small ex-urban community, 23 miles from downtown Los Angeles. District population of approximately 350,000. Small business and manufacturing predominate.