Sheridan College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801-1500
Tel: (307)674-6446
Free: 800-913-9139
Fax: (307)674-7205
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wyoming Community College Commission. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 124-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3962 per student. Total enrollment: 2,761. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 1,012 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,749 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 3 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 38% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Western Wyoming Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, nursing programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1368 full-time, $57 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4104 full-time, $171 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $3840. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Art Club, Nursing Club, Police Science Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Campus Craze, Christmas Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, night patrols by certified officers. 260 college housing spaces available; 200 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Griffith Memorial Library plus 1 other with 46,589 books, 52,511 microform titles, 545 serials, 17,122 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $433,040. 200 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:

The town of Sheridan is located in northeastern Wyoming at the foot of the scenic Big Horn Mountains. The Big Horns rise to 13,165 feet above Sheridan's 3,745-foot elevation and provide year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation from wilderness hiking to rock climbing, skiing, camping, hunting and fishing. With a population of about 16,000, Sheridan retains an atmosphere of small-town friendliness while offering its citizens many fine services. The YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District, and other organizations provide activities for all ages. The community also supports a number of high-quality programs for the visual and performing arts.

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