Trinidad State Junior College: Narrative Description
TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE M-12
Trinidad, CO 81082-2396
Web Site: http://www.trinidadstate.edu/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 17-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2362 per student. Total enrollment: 2,106. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,017 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 33 states and territories, 5 other countries, 3% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 59% 25 or older, 30% live on campus. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.
Open admission except for practical nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended; ACT, ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2004 full-time, $66.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8283 full-time, $276.10 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $265 full-time, $14.35 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4458. College room only: $1047. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, International Club, Gunsmithing Club, Nursing Club, Cosmetology Club. Major annual events: Winter Formal, Trinidad State Junior College Basketball Tourney, Job Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 350 college housing spaces available; 182 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Frendenthal Library plus 1 other with 54,255 books, 17,076 microform titles, 105 serials, 1,574 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $92,000. 125 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.
Located in South Central Colorado, Trinidad is the County Seat of Las Animas County and was a trading post on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Good highways, busses, and the railroad serve the area. Leading industries are coal production, farming, and ranching. The area offers Monument Lake, a 1,200-acre city owned park with fishing, boating and camping; Trinidad Lake, located 36 miles west of Trinidad in scenic Stonewall Valley, with water skiing, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and a recreation area; Cuchara Ski Area, located 50 miles west of Trinidad in scenic Cuchara valley.
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