St. Cloud Technical College: Narrative Description

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1540 Northway Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1240
Tel: (320)654-5000
Admissions: (320)308-5089
Fax: (320)654-5981
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 35-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 3,329. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,572 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 2,235 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 1,094 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 25% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, echocardiography, sonography, nursing, invasive cardiovascular technology. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3520 full-time, $117.32 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7039 full-time, $234.64 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $290 full-time, $9.66 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Distributive Education Club of America, Business Professionals of America, Child and Adult Care Education, Central Minnesota Builders Association. Major annual events: graduation, Annual Job Fair, Fall Welcome Back Activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 10,000 books, 600 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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