Triton College: Narrative Description

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2000 5th Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
Tel: (708)456-0300; 800-942-7404; Admissions: (708)456-0300; Fax: (708)583-3121; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 10,464. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,214 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 26 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 20% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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 except for some allied health programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1680 full-time, $56 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5244 full-time, $174.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6670 full-time, $222.32 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Program Board. Major annual events: Triton Spirit Week, World's Largest Sober Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 70,859 books, 11,297 microform titles, and 1,247 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Triton college district is in the near west suburbs of Chicago. The college is approximately 15 miles from downtown Chicago.

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