Trinity Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751-2765
Tel: (903)677-TVCC
Admissions: (903)675-6209
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 65-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3334 per student. Total enrollment: 5,821. Full-time: 2,442 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,379 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 13% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $80. Area resident tuition: $1200 full-time. State resident tuition: $1650 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2400 full-time. College room and board: $3430. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Chi. Major annual events: Homecoming, Cardinal Beauty Pageant, Cardette Spring Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 300 college housing spaces available; 225 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ginger Murchison Learning Resource Center plus 3 others with 54,940 books, 7,051 microform titles, 257 serials, 1,954 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $534,420. 66 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 10,680, Athens is a rural community located approximately 70 miles from Dallas. The climate is unusually mild and dry. The average high temperature is 95 degrees, and the low temperature range is 18 to 30 degrees, with an annual rainfall of 25 inches. Airport facilities, bus lines, and six major highways provide transportation for the city. There is a hospital, libraries, churches of various denominations, and various civic and fraternal organizations. Recreation includes theaters, drive-ins, hunting, fishing, golf, boating, tennis, parks, and swimming pools. Part-time employment is available.

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