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Arizona Western College
Arizona Western College 2020 S. Avenue 8E Yuma, AZ 85365 Phone: (928) 317-6000
  • General Information
    About Arizona Western College

    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. To enjoy a comprehensive look at Arizona Western College, please click here: AWC Viewbook 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. 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. Arizona Western, because of the college's emphasis on community service and performance-based activities, is generating foundation support and access to external financial sources to provide improved facilities, scholarships and learning improvements. Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University share common campus and delivery sites in a cost-effective manner to provide "seamless" associate-through-graduate degree programs. The Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University partnership is nationally recognized as a model community college/university partnership. Through creative educational brokering, the AWC NAU/Yuma partnership provides accessible training and learning for Yuma and La Paz residents so that tax dollars and resources continue to enhance the well being of southwest Arizona.


    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
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    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
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 61%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 11,858
    Native American 208
    Asian 203
    African American 318
    Hispanic 5,672
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,613
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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