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Scottsdale Community College: Narrative Description


9000 East Chaparral Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2626
Tel: (480)423-6000; Admissions: (602)423-6128; Fax: (480)423-6200; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maricopa County Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 160-acre urban campus with easy access to Phoenix. Total enrollment: 11,465. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Students come from 49 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1650 full-time, $55 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6420 full-time, $214 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6600 full-time, $220 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour automatic surveillance cameras. College housing not available. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Phoenix College.

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