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Community Colleges in the U.S. 1173 Community Colleges 11.8 million students enrolled 43% of all post secondary students enrolled
After high school, what? In Washington State: –33% enroll in community or technical college –29% attend in-state universities –8% go to out-of-state colleges –5% community or technical college after one or two years –5% first attend a university and then transfer back to a two-year college within a year or two of high school graduation. –38% of all bachelors degree graduates transferred from a community or technical college.
Tuition Comparison 2010-11 academic year, estimated full -time undergrad resident Tuition Community & Technical Colleges, Public$3,135 Colleges & Universities, public$7,689-8,701 Private vocational, career colleges$20,750 Private four-year colleges, universities (average)$27,900
We Keep Good Company! Jackie Robinson-First African-American to play professional baseball Walt DisneyFounder of Disney World and Disneyland John WalshHost of Americas Most Wanted Tom HanksOscar-winning Actor Calvin KleinFashion Designer
Dropouts Lindsay LohanQuit school in the 11 th grade. Has not attended college. May or may not have a GED. Paris HiltonQuit school after 11 th grade (Dwight School in NY). Did get a GED. Britney SpearsDropped out of high school (Kentwood High School) for her career. Leonardo DeCaprioSkipped the diploma from John Marshall High School. Bill GatesTook his high school diploma to the hallowed halls of Harvard, but later dropped out. But he did only found Microsoft.
WWCC Academic Calendar 1 Quarter = 11 Weeks Fall QuarterSept. 20 - Dec. 9 Winter Quarter Jan.3 - March 18 Spring QuarterMarch 28 - June 9 Summer QuarterJune 20 - August 4
Dates to Remember Fall Quarter 2010 Tuition & Fees DueSept. 10 Quarter BeginsSept. 20 Veterans Day ( College Closed ) Nov. 11 Thanksgiving Holidays (College Closed) Nov. 22-26 Quarter EndsDec. 9 Winter Quarter BeginsJan. 3
Credit Hours 1 Credit = 1 hour in class per week Full Time = 12 or more credits* 3/4 Time = 9-11 credits 1/2 Time = 6-8 credits *some exceptions may apply
A Typical Day at WWCC Academic (example) ENGL& 101 (5 cr) 8:30-9:20 daily MATH 065 (5 cr) 9:30-10:20 daily MUS 110 (5 cr) 10:30-11:20 daily 15 credits total Professional-Technical (example) OCSUP 106 (5 cr) 7:30-8:20 daily AMM 141 (21 cr) 8:30-3:00 daily 26 credits total
How Much Will It Cost Me? Tuition for residents- $1,000/qtr. Application Fee- None Technology Fee- $3/credit, max $30/Qtr. Facility Use Fee- $4/credit, max $40/Qtr. Matriculation Fee- $1/credit, max $10/Qtr. Books & Tools- Varies depending on program Distance Learning, WAOL Registration Fee- $35.00 (if fees are paid after Sept.10 th due date)
Books Visit WWCC Bookstore Cost - varies depending on class(es) MATH 065/095 $140 PSY&100- $193 CUL 100- $84 Used books available (25% less than new price) Take class schedule with you
Programs & Degrees Academic Student plans to transfer to a four year institution. Examples: Education, Music, Psychology, Science, English, etc. Professional-Technical Student plans to start a career upon graduation. Nursing Student plans to enter LPN or ADN program. Examples: Auto, Culinary, Cosmetology, Carpentry, Energy Systems, etc.