Temple College: Narrative Description

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2600 South First St.
Temple, TX 76504-7435
Tel: (254)298-8282
Admissions: (254)298-8308
Web Site: http://www.templejc.edu/


District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 114-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $6900 per student. Total enrollment: 4,068. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 753 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,533 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,535 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 14% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 31% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Temple College at Taylor, Cameron Education Center, McClenan Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $58 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2640 full-time, $88 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4500 full-time, $150 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $65 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Hubert Dawson Library with 55,536 books, 40,114 microform titles, 391 serials, 2,170 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $400,882. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 53,733. Temple today is a medical center visited annually by thousands of patients. Located in central Texas, the city enjoys a temperate climate. The community has air, rail, and bus service available. Community service facilities include four excellent hospitals, many churches representing all major denominations, a library, and several hotels and motels. There are various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations active in the area. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, boating, water skiing, and most water sports at nearby Lake Belton. Part-time employment is available.

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