South Mountain Community College: Narrative Description

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7050 South Twenty-fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Tel: (602)243-8000
Admissions: (602)243-8120
Fax: (602)243-8329
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maricopa County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $7803 per student. Total enrollment: 3,933. 2% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 43% Hispanic, 14% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 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, co-op programs. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous until 8/22.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1440 full-time. State resident tuition: $6192 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6192 full-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 9 open to all. Major annual events: Festive Fall, Multicultural Week, Spring Fling. Student services: legal services. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 18-hour patrols, campus lockdown. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 35,591 books, 475 serials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located near both downtown Phoenix and Tempe, the college is just minutes from I-10 and Superstition freeways and Arizona State University. Ample parking is available. The college is served by the Phoenix Transit Bus System. Affordable housing, shopping, and services are within easy commuting distance. The campus is located in the shadow of South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States.

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