Arizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365-8834
Tel: (928)317-6000
8,079 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:
Arizona Western College serves 8,079 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Arizona Western College is the only community colleges within Yuma County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Imperial Valley College (59.4 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 8,079 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,079 students
1,303 students
Arizona Western College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,035 students
835 students
Arizona Western College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,044 students
1,046 students
Arizona Western College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Arizona Western College sch enrollment Arizona Western College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Arizona Western College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Arizona Western College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Arizona Western College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Arizona Western College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Arizona Western College sch ethnicity Arizona Western 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. 0.57 0.44
Arizona Western College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,360 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,687 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,360 $5,890
Arizona Western College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,687 $10,047
Arizona Western College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Arizona Automotive Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.