University of Alaska, Prince William Sound Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 97
Valdez, AK 99686-0097
Tel: (907)834-1600
Admissions: (907)834-1632
Fax: (907)834-1661
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Alaska System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $62,630. Research spending 2003-04: $5000. Total enrollment: 2,308. 46 applied. Students come from 1 other country, 4% from out-of-state, 76% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1968 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1968 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $5 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. College room and board: $4800. College room only: $3200. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, housing manager supervision. Option: coed housing available. Valdez Consortium Library with 40,870 books, 137 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $40,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.