Prince William Sound Community College

Tel: (907)834-1600
471 students
Public institution
Prince William Sound Community College offers accessible and affordable education to students of all ages, races, cultures, economic levels, and previous educational experience. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION. As a public, comprehensive community college, this multi-campus institution offers lower division college transfer, occupational, technical, basic skills, wellness, cultural, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. Through effective teaching and supportive student services, Prince William Sound Community College prepares students for success as individuals, members of a democratic society, and citizens of a rapidly changing world.
School Highlights:
Prince William Sound Community College serves 471 students (12% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Prince William Sound Community College is the only community colleges within Valdez-Cordova Census Area County, AK.
The nearest community college is Charter College-Anchorage (116 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Prince William Sound Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 18 staff
59 staff
Prince William Sound Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 471 teachers has declined by 48% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment
471 students
1,282 students
Prince William Sound Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Prince William Sound Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
55 students
810 students
Prince William Sound Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 416 students
1,017 students
Prince William Sound Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Prince William Sound Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
7%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Prince William Sound Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
Prince William Sound Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
47%
57%
Prince William Sound Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Prince William Sound Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
36%
3%
Prince William Sound Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Prince William Sound Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Prince William Sound Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.50 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,448 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,448 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,448 $5,742
Prince William Sound Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,448 $10,294
Prince William Sound Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 45 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Prince William Sound Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

PWSCC is a part of the University of Alaska system of higher education. Our main campus is located in Valdez, Alaska with outreach sites in both Cordova and Glennallen. Prince William Sound Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. There are general interest and self-improvement courses, seminars, and workshops designed to enrich the quality of living of individuals of all ages. The curriculum is developed based on the expressed interest of community members and includes such topics as business, health and family life, creative arts, professional and personal development, physical education, humanities, public lectures on issues of local/regional concern and a classic film society. On-campus living options include efficiency apartments, single or double occupancy apartments, and single, shared or family two to three bedroom apartments. For virtual photo tours of each style apartment, check out the links below! All apartments are smoke-free. Features include comfortable furniture, telephones, DISH TV, on-site laundry facilities, and a study lounge with computer and printer access and high-speed internet connections. Also provided with each apartment is a computer, microwave, toaster, and/or coffee maker! At Prince William Sound Community College, providing equal opportunities for students who experience disabilities is a campus wide responsibility and commitment. The Student Services Department is responsible for coordinating support services for students who experience disabilities. Students who experience all types of disabilities are eligible for support services. If students request accommodations, documentation verifying the disabling condition and supporting the accommodations requested must be provided. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Student Services Department for more information and assistance. Student Services can assist students in applying for state and federal aid programs. State and Federal governments, PWSCC, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance. Each student's financial situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Types and amount of financial aid vary according to State and Federal guidelines, student's needs, and availability of funds. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION !!!

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Anchorage Charter College-Anchorage
    Private for-profit
    2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907)277-1000
    116  Mi  |  2230  students
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