Spokane Falls Community College: Narrative Description

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3410 West Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
Tel: (509)533-3500; 888-509-7944; Admissions: (509)533-3682; Fax: (509)533-3433; Web Site: http://www.sfcc.spokane.cc.wa.us/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State Board for Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 125-acre urban campus. Endowment: $33,407. Educational spending 2002-03: $3204 per student. Total enrollment: 5,734. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 14 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older. Retention: 29% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2134 Full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3193 full-time. Mandatory fees: $367 Full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: DECA, Associated Men Students, Associated Women Students, chorale, Forensics Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Fest, Club Orientation Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 24-hour emergency dispatch. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 58,000 books, 705 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.1 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The second largest city in the state, Spokane has diversified natural resources including timber lands, tremendous waterpower, and mineral wealth. There are many industries in the area, and part-time work is available. The city is considered the economic and cultural capital of the region between the Rockies and the Cascades. The mean temperature is 47 degrees. Two airports, and several private fields, railroads, and bus lines serve the area. Over 200 churches of all denominations, a public library system, several hospitals, and many civic and fraternal organizations are active here. There are military establishments representing all the services within the area. The community has many fine cultural and recreational facilities as well as excellent shopping facilities.

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