Umpqua Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470-0226
Tel: (541)440-4600
Admissions: (541)440-4616
Fax: (541)440-4612
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Total enrollment: 2,141. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 60% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, emergency medical technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2655 full-time, $59 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $159 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $45 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Computer Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Nursing Club, Umpqua Accounting Associates. Major annual events: Student Government Sponsored Quarterly BBQ, Transfer College Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Umpqua Community College Library with 41,000 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $282,325. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Roseburg is the county seat of Douglas County, one of the largest lumber centers in the country. Roseburg is also a noted sheep producing area. The town is the headquarters for the Umpqua National Forest, where good salmon and trout fishing may be enjoyed and in season, hunting of deer, elk, bear, and cougar is permitted.

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