Yavapai College: Narrative Description

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1100 East Sheldon St.
Prescott, AZ 86301-3297
Tel: (928)445-7300
Free: 800-922-6787
Admissions: (928)776-2188
Fax: (928)776-2151
Web Site: http://www2.yc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Arizona State Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $8397 per student. Total enrollment: 7,375. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 1,369 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 6,006 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 5% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 70% 25 or older, 5% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Northern Arizona University. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, gunsmithing and independent filmmaking. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $912 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6312 full-time, $48 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time, $3 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $4310. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Re-Entry Club, Student Nurses Association, Native American Club, International Club, VICA. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Homecoming/Parents' Weekend, Earth Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 371 college housing spaces available; 360 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Yavapai College Library with 81,144 books, 1,091 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $789,150. 677 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 30,000. The city of Prescott is imbued with thoroughly Western informality. The city is easily reached from all parts of the United States by regularly scheduled airlines and bus service. Climate is ideal, embracing four seasons, but without the extremes of heat, cold, dryness, or dampness. Employment opportunities are average for a community of this size. Prescott has a community concert program, and an active interest in the arts provides cultural atmosphere. Prescott Frontier Days are held during the July Fourth weekend; this is the original cowboy rodeo of America. The Yavapai County Fair is held during September. There is horse racing at Prescott Downs on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.