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Prince William Sound Community College
Prince William Sound Community College 303 Lowe Street Valdez, AK 99686 Phone: (907) 834-1600
  • General Information
    About Prince William Sound Community College

    Prince William Sound Community College (PWSCC) is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education located in Valdez, Alaska. The main campus, together with the extension campuses in nearby Glennallen and Cordova, are set amidst some of the country's most breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history. PWSCC (or "P-Dub," as our students affectionately call it) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is the only remaining community college in the state of Alaska. PWSCC offers Associate degrees and occupational certificates that are hard to find elsewhere, such as our Millwright, Oil Spill Response, and up-and-coming Outdoor Leadership programs. With over 25 undergraduate programs to choose from, including baccalaureate programs offered through partnerships with our sister universities in the University of Alaska system, it's easy to find a program to fit the academic interests of almost anyone.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 52%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,986
    Native American 316.0
    Asian 45.0
    African American 15.0
    Hispanic 32.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 75
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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