Vista Community College: Narrative Description

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2020 Milvia St., 3rd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704-5102
Tel: (510)981-2800
Admissions: (510)466-7363
Fax: (510)841-7333
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending 2003-04: $23,297. Educational spending 2003-04: $485 per student. Total enrollment: 4,500. 1% from out-of-state, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Downtown Oakland Business Education Consortium; University of California, Berkeley. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $4632 full-time, $193 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $432 full-time, $18 per unit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Vista Community College Library with a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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