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Tunxis Community College: Narrative Description


271 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032-3026
Tel: (860)677-7701; Admissions: (860)677-7701; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Connecticut Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus with easy access to Hartford. Total enrollment: 4,035. Full-time: 1,245 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,790 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 0.5% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for dental hygiene, drug and alcohol rehabilitation counseling, physical therapist assistant, Command Institute Supervisory Leadership programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2028 full-time, $84.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6890 full-time, $253.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $282 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA), Human Services Club, student newspaper, Bible Club. Major annual events: Art Show, Campus Barbecue, International Students' Day. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Tunxis Community College Library with 33,866 books, 106,400 microform titles, 285 serials, 3,571 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 274 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Farmington was settled in 1640 and incorporated in 1645. It is a suburban, residential town with a population of 25,000.

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