Washtenaw Community College: Narrative Description

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4800 East Huron River Dr., PO Box D-1
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Tel: (734)973-3300; Admissions: (734)973-3315; Fax: (734)677-5408; Web Site: http://www.wccnet.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 235-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $3.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $110,000. Total enrollment: 12,070. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 3,432 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 8,638 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 37 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for health occupations programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: SAT I or ACT. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents for over-subscribed programs.

Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $60 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3030 full-time, $101 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4020 full-time, $134 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Association, Delta Epsilon Chi, Muslim Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Anime Club. Major annual events: Job Fair, Student Activities Showcase Day, student/staff softball game. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Media Resource Center with 76,500 books, 565 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.8 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Michigan.

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