San Juan College: Narrative Description

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4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402-4699
Tel: (505)326-3311
Admissions: (505)566-3300
Fax: (505)599-3385
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 698-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4099 per student. Total enrollment: 5,224. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,390 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,667 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,557 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 32% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 37% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $600 full-time, $25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $840 full-time, $35 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of men are members. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. San Juan College Library with 81,116 books, 134,776 microform titles, 6,677 serials, 1,779 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $607,642. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

At the junction of the San Juan, Las Animas and La Plata Rivers, Farmington is a producer of gas and oil. This is the starting point for two large natural gas pipelines, one leading to Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, the other to the Pacific Northwest. Irrigated lands surrounding the general locale produce farm crops and grazing for livestock. The region is also noted for apple and peach raising. Some part-time employment is available for students.

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