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Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park, located in Saint Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1967 and is also known as STLCC-Forest Park, or simply Forest Park. It is one of four schools that comprise the Saint Louis Community College System, and is one of the nine community colleges located in the Greater Saint Louis Area. The school serves over 8000 students annually, making it both the second largest community college in the STLCC system and the state. The school is accessible through public transportation, including two light rail stations and access through Interstate 64.
Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park offers a number of programs that assist in career development and academic transfer. Students may choose a program that best aides in the realization of one's goals. Career programs provide training and education in specific, high demand fields. Such programs allow for the development of skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Students will participate in mix of traditional classroom education and practical experience building courses that allow students to utilize and perfect methods and techniques used within their field through controlled settings. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency to employers when seeking entry level positions.
Academic transfer is accomplished by enrolling in a program that fulfills the courses generally taken in first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to a college or university to continue their education by completing the final two years and earning a bachelor's degree. Students will have an easier time transferring to public schools in Missouri through preexisting transfer agreements, though it is possible to transfer credits to out of state or private institutions. Students should meet with an academic advisor to discuss transfer requirements and develop a curriculum that best meets the needs of the desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park is public, two year, an open enrollment institution that allows any individual wishing to enroll to do so by meeting the minimum admissions requirements, submitting a completed application, and paying all fees. Students should also supply transcripts and standardized test scores, which may be used to determine course level for general education registration in lieu of a placement exam. Students should also participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum and program enrollment.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Aid is awarded based on need and program eligibility which is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted prior to each academic year and is the primary source of information regarding a student's financial situation. Students may be chosen at random to supply additional information to be compared to their FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy. This is due to new federal regulations governing the disbursement of aid.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,700-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $5,800-$6,912
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $90-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$230 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$3,903|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$3,736|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Missouri, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park||St. Louis City||Missouri|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1972)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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