Truckee Meadows Community College: Narrative Description

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7000 Dandini Blvd.
Reno, NV 89512-3901
Tel: (775)673-7000
Admissions: (775)674-7623
Fax: (775)673-7028
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University and Community College System of Nevada. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 63-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $5.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2572 per student. Total enrollment: 9,697. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 31:1. Full-time: 1,963 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 7,734 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 54% 25 or older. Core. 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. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4915 full-time, $55.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1314 full-time, $54.75 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Associated Students of Truckee Meadows, Phi Theta Kappa, International Students Organization, Latino Student Organization, Asian and Pacific Islander Student Association. Major annual events: Student Welcome Back, Annual Student Blood Drive. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Elizabeth Storm Library plus 1 other with 42,110 books, 816 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $507,540.

Community Environment:

Reno/Sparks, cities of approximately 240,000, are bounded on the west by the majestic Sierra Nevada, and on the east by the rolling basin and range province. The climate is cool and dry, and is marked by the full pageant of the seasons. A mixture of metropolitan and quietly provincial, the area is noted on the one hand for its fashionable hotels and tourist attractions, and on the other for its beautiful parks, which line the Truckee River, and its modern residential areas. Recreational activities abound, both in Reno and its environs. Within a one-hour drive of the campus are the Lake Tahoe resort area in the high Sierra, and the unique prehistoric desert sea, Pyramid Lake. The adjoining Sierra is also the site of a number of nationally famed ski areas, including Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Other scenic attractions include Virginia City, setting for one of the West's richest mining bonanzas, and Genoa, the state's first pioneer settlement.

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