Walla Walla Community College: Narrative Description

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500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362-9267
Tel: (509)522-2500; 877-992-9292
Admissions: (509)527-4283
Fax: (509)527-3361
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwcc.edu/home/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3150 per student. Total enrollment: 4,440. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,256 applied, 91% were admitted. Full-time: 2,164 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,276 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 57% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET and ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2463 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3532 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Computer Club, intramurals, Nursing Club, Business Leadership Club. Major annual events: Spring Week, Celebration of Cultures, New Student Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Walla Walla Community College Library with 45,814 books, 19,767 microform titles, 428 serials, 3,715 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $813,154. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Walla Walla is rich agricultural area in southern Washington near the Oregon State line. The chief crop is wheat. The area has excellent highways, a commuter airline and buslines serving the community. The climate is mild. Local recreation includes hunting, boating, fishing, camping and skiing in the nearby mountains. There are churches representing most denominations, health facilities and shopping centers in the area. All major lodges and service clubs are active here. Frontier days and a rodeo are held annually in September.

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