South Puget Sound Community College: Narrative Description

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2011 Mottman Rd., SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Tel: (360)754-7711; Admissions: (360)754-7711; Fax: (360)664-9407; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 86-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 6,351. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,732 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 19 other countries, 49% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, fire protection, dental assisting programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CPT, ACCUPLACER required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2,134 full-time, $65.91 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2,530 Full-time, $79.11 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $35 full-time, $2.97 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Media Center plus 1 other with 30,000 books, 340 serials, and an OPAC. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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