Arizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365
Tel: (928)317-6000
8,282 students
Public institution

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Arizona Western College offers educational, career, and life-long learning opportunities through innovative partnerships which enhance the lives of people in Yuma and La Paz counties. The staff's devotion to partnering with its community has enabled Arizona Western to become a nationally recognized, premier learning community college offering open access to education in southwest Arizona. The Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University partnership is regarded as the technological learning hub for the southwest region of the United States. Through its technically advanced worldwide alternative distance learning partnership, AWC students participate in career, technical, or transfer classes offered at accessible learning centers.
School Highlights:
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Arizona Western College serves 8,282 students (38.16% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
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Arizona Western College is the only community colleges within Yuma County, AZ.
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The nearest community college is Imperial Valley College (59.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 209 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Arizona Western 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 209 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,282 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,282 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 3,160 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 5,122 students
1,024 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
64%
7%
% Black
3%
12%
% White
20%
57%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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. 0.57 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,420 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,895 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,420 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,895 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 337 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Arizona Western College, through its focus on an integrated enrollment management plan, has opened doors to diverse students on a local, national, and global level with enrollment soaring by 200% F.T.S.E. Aggressive statewide marketing, coupled with computerized registration, financial aid, retention and articulation programs, has resulted in increased proportions of full-time students in the AWC/NAU partnership. The Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University in Yuma International Student Partnership represents a student population drawn from over twenty nations world wide making the college a "multi-cultural" learning center. Performance-based learning connections for men and women involved in athletics, government, music, drama, and leadership demonstrates that Arizona Western College exemplifies excellence in both team building participation and learning. Talent and education are combined to produce service oriented citizens that enhance the quality of life in southwest Arizona. Equal access for men and women in performance-based activities has opened more and more areas for national recognition and achievement for deserving Arizona Western students. Staff members are part of a highly networked team that focus on learning rather than on organizational borders or boundaries commonly encountered in colleges without AWC's vision and vitality. Arizona Western College values are rooted in the delivery of high quality comprehensive learning opportunities for the people of Yuma and La Paz Counties. The Department of Campus Life supports the College Vision by providing a variety of services, programs and activities designed to encourage growth and development in leadership, citizenship, collaboration and respect for cultural and intellectual diversity. We strive to create opportunities that emphasize healthy lifestyles, communication, critical thinking, identity development, and moral reasoning to assist students in achieving academic success and becoming responsible members of the community.

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For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,854 per year for in-state students and $7,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $0 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Arizona 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Arizona Automotive Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.