Salt Lake Community College was established in 1948 and continues today as a 2-year, public community college located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the State of Utah serving around 30,000 students. The school also has the most diverse student body population out of any school in the state. The school began as the Salt Lake Area Vocational School, which evolved out of the War Production Training School that was established at West High School during World War II. Over the years, the school grew and became a community college under the accreditation from the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
In addition to academics, SLCC has an involved student body with over 50 clubs and organizations offered ranging from various different interests. All students are encouraged to participate to enhance their college experience. A full list of clubs is available on the college’s website. Students are also given the option to start a club if they have enough student interest. The average age for students at SLCC is 26.
Salt Lake Community College has an open admissions policy and serves mostly residents of Utah. Around 95 percent of students are considered Utah residents. In order to apply, applicants may visit the Admission Office or apply online through following the steps on the college’s website. Applicants must also pay the $40 admissions fee.
Salt Lake Community College offers over 200 degree and certificate programs in academic, vocational, and technical fields. The school operates on a semester schedule and offers the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Pre-Engineering, Certificates and Diplomas. SLCC only offers associate’s degrees, but they work with other state institutions in providing a quality transfer program for those students who wish to continue to receive a bachelor’s degree. Out of the total student body population, around two-thirds wish to pursue a four-year degree. Many graduates of SLCC transfer to the University of Utah to obtain their Bachelor’s degree and the credits are easily transferred to the university. The class sizes are a good size and the faculty members continue to provide a personalized learning environment. The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
In addition to the traditional courses, SLCC offers online courses and operates 13 locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake Community College offers both traditional and nontraditional students the chance to pursue degrees in a completely online format. Four Associate of Science degrees are available in the following subjects: Business, Criminal Justice, General Studies, and Sociology. There are also a variety of online courses that students can take in order to meet the needs of their schedules or to pursue a degree in an accelerated format.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition rates are applicable to day and evening students. The tuition is also based upon credit hour. Base full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours) for in-state students is $3,468 per academic years and out-of-state students pay $11,010 per academic year. Additional fees may be added on. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which all aid applicants are required to fill out. Aid is available through Federal and State Grants, Federal Student Loans, Federal Work Study, Institutional scholarships, and Non-institutional scholarships. Around 66 percent of students who apply receive aid.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:11,999
Percent Admitted:Open Admission
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