University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan Campus: Narrative Description

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2600 7th Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901-5798
Tel: (907)225-6177
Admissions: (907)228-4508
Fax: (907)225-3624
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Alaska System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 51-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $92,750. Educational spending 2003-04: $2800 per student. Total enrollment: 692. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Alaska Southeast, Sheldon Jackson College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2376 full-time, $99 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $99 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course level and course load. College room and board: $8370. College room only: $5940.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: student council. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Ketchikan Campus Library with 54,000 books, 175 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $146,272. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 14,000. Located on the Revillagigedo Island 600 miles northwest of Seattle; climate is very wet - 13 feet of rain per year. Airlines and water transportation serves the area. Extensive access to the Tongass National Forest and intercoastal waterways.