Springfield Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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1 Armory Square, PO Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000
Tel: (413)781-7822
Fax: (413)781-5805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stcc.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 34-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4328 per student. Total enrollment: 6,114. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,695 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 2,760 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,354 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for certain vocational programs. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview, SAT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $750 full-time, $25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2454 full-time, $75 per credit hour part-time, $116 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Landscape Club, Dental Hygiene Club, Clinical Lab Club, Physical Therapist Assistant Club. Major annual events: Multicultural Luncheon, Spring Fling, Opening Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Springfield Technical Community College Library with 63,945 books, 96,688 microform titles, 259 serials, 17,586 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Springfield College.

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