Peninsula College

1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
WA, 98362
Tel: (360)452-9277
2,208 students
Public institution

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Peninsula College provides educational opportunities in the areas of academic transfer, professional/technical, basic skills, and continuing education. The College also contributes to the cultural and economic enrichment of Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
School Highlights:
Peninsula College serves 2,208 students (60% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Peninsula College is the only community colleges within Clallam County, WA.
The nearest community college is Olympic College (51.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Peninsula College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,208 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,208 students
1,287 students
Peninsula College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,318 students
832 students
Peninsula College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 890 students
1,021 students
Peninsula College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Peninsula College sch enrollment Peninsula College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Peninsula College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Peninsula College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
Peninsula College Black (2006-2012)
% White
79%
66%
Peninsula College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Peninsula College More (2008-2012)
Peninsula College sch ethnicity Peninsula College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.45
Peninsula College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,246 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,687 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,246 $5,845
Peninsula College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,687 $10,047
Peninsula College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Peninsula College was founded in 1961 because a group of local citizens wanted to be able to continue their education without having to travel great distances to college centers in Bremerton or across Puget Sound. The first classes were held in a small building on the Port Angeles High School campus, but the number of students who enrolled in the college quickly became more than the available facilities could accommodate, and plans were soon underway to build a permanent campus elsewhere in the city. Peninsula College is located in the foothills of the beautiful Olympic Mountains in Port Angeles, Washington. Extension sites, located in Forks and Port Townsend, provide local learning opportunities for students who reside in areas at considerable distance from the Port Angeles campus. The main campus has twenty-five buildings, including classrooms, a Microsoft training center, computer labs, a library media center, a lecture hall, a student union, a theatre, and a student services center. The college also has two extension sites. One is located in Forks, Washington, 57 miles west of Port Angeles, and the other is in Port Townsend in Jefferson County, some 46 miles east. Altogether, almost 8,000 students attend Peninsula College, including those who come from other states and from several international countries. Peninsula College offers degrees intended for transfer to four-year schools, degrees in professional/technical disciplines, programs for high school students interested in college-level courses, and a high-school diploma program for adults. Peninsula College is one of 35 community and technical colleges in the state of Washington. We are accredited by the Commission on Colleges, of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the Veterans Administration.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,101 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Washington is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Washington community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.