Santa Rosa Junior College: Narrative Description

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1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
Tel: (707)527-4011
Admissions: (707)527-4510
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 93-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $14 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2540 per student. Total enrollment: 32,567. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 4,820 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 29 states and territories, 39 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5630 full-time, $203 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $746 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, MECHA, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Asian/Pacific Island Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Day Under the Oaks, Flea Market, Club Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Plover Library plus 1 other with 119,803 books, 184,306 microform titles, 393 serials, 9,430 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 1,325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sonama County, located 50 miles north of San Francisco, is well known for its rolling hills, grassy valleys, vineyards and spectacular coast. The county's moderate climate is characterized by average afternoon temperatures in the lower 80's during the summer and mid-50's in the winter. Average annual rainfall is approximately 30 inches. Santa Rosa is the county seat and commercial center for the north coast's Redwood Empire. The city enjoys an abundance of urban amenities including schools and colleges, business centers, three general hospitals and a family residency program as well as local theatres, the Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby parks offer miles of hiking and riding trails as well as facilities for sailing, swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping.

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