Valencia Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802-3028
Tel: (407)299-5000
Admissions: (407)582-1511
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $14.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2228 per student. Total enrollment: 29,447. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Students come from 40 states and territories, 92 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 31% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, 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 health-related programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/5. Preference given to local residents for health-related programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1451 full-time, $60.47 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5452 full-time, $227.18 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Valencia Intercultural Student Association, Student Government Association, Latin American Student Association, Valencia Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Matador Day, Student Activity Awards Ceremonies, Commencement. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 3 others with 101,000 books, 138,000 microform titles, 650 serials, 15,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3 million. 1,927 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Central Florida.

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