• ASCC was established in 1970 to provide post-secondary education opportunities in the liberal arts, teacher training, vocational-technical education and general education to the residents of American Samoa. ASCC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, as well as Certificate programs in a variety of academic and technical areas. ASCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

School Highlights

American Samoa Community College serves 1,081 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is higher than the state community college average of -:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 100%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,081 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,550
  • Out-state tuition: $3,600
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 284 teachers has grown by 140% over five years.
American Samoa Community College
() Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Total Faculty
284 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American Samoa Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The American Samoa Community College diversity score of 0.21 is more than the state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,081 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
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# Full-Time Students
683 students
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# Part-Time Students
398 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
857 students
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# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
683 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
398 students
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% Asian
1%
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% White
1%
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% Hawaiian
89%
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% Non Resident races
10%
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Diversity Score
0.21
0.00
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.74%
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

In-State Tuition Fees
$3,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,600
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • ASCC is located on Tutuila, the largest of American Samoa's seven islands in the village of Mapusaga, nine miles west of Pago Pago, the territory's center of trade and commerce. American Samoa lies about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,800 miles northeast of New Zealand. Tutuila comprises approximately three-fourths of American Samoa's 76 square miles and is home to 90% of its population of nearly 60,000. The other six islands are Aunu'u, Ofu, Olosega, Ta'u, Swains and Rose Atoll. Academic Programs offered at American Samoa Community College includes Agriculture and Life Science, Mathematics, Art, Music and Drama, Nursing, Business, Physical Education, College and Life Planning, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Criminal Justice, Samoan Language and Culture, Education, Science, English Language Institute, Social Sciences, Health and Human Services, Trades and Technology and Languages and Literature. The Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredit the American Samoa Community College.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does American Samoa Community College cost?

American Samoa Community College's tuition is approximately $3,550 for In-State students and $3,600 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,081 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,550
  • Out-state tuition: $3,600
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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