Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ, USA
3.52 Average Rating

Arizona Western College offers workforce, academic, and career technical programs throughout their 12 locations in AZ. The main campus is located in Yuma, the sunniest year-round city in the US and has the warmest winters. Arizona Western College has consistently taken steps to become more sustainable by recycling, installing solar arrays throughout campus, and using 100% post-consumer paper products. The school operates an “Upward Bound” assistance program sponsored by the US Department of Education for first-generation and low-income students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
7,434
Total Number of Undergrads
7,434
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,735
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,720
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,710
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,678
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,617
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,925
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,375

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
4%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,754
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,925
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$52
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
57%
Student Organizations
47
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Matadors
School Colors
Red/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Yuma
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Tucson
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.52 Average Rating
Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful.
Iliana from Yuma, AZ
Arizona Western is a very diverse school. the teachers really put there foot down to help you. Also, its a great junior college for first time students.
Tishawn from Maricopa, AZ
A great place to start
A college with great professors and staff
In this college you can find knowledge, gain experience, and prepare yourself for university
Nubia from San Luis, AZ
I really like how polite the faculty and the students act towards new freshmen. The staff is very supportive and helpful. I look forward to starting my Fall 2013 classes.
Margaret from Somerton, AZ
Arizona Western is local and convent for what you are looking for in a community college. Everyone at AWC is wonderful with helping you with what you need for school, transferring to another school and has a great tutoring program. I rated Arizona Western College with four star,
Carmalita from Yuma, AZ
AWC is a good community college for a variety of reasons, to include several good associate degrees and its close association with NAU. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate AWC as an 8, with its only major failing being a shortfall of science teachers. The campus is beautiful and well organized, and the school staff is very helpful in trying to support the students.
Ruby from Yuma, AZ
Arizona Western College is one of the highest Community Colleges, known if Yuma Arizona.
Veronica from Yuma, AZ
This is a small community college but with great atmosphere. There is only about 4000 students so there is not much traffic. Classes are not technically hard, but require some studying.
David from Yuma, AZ
AWC is a small college and for that instructors have the time to help you with any questions you may have.
Everyone is friendly and are willing to help all the time.
Instructors don't want you to fail, they give a lot of chances and make life as easy as possible.
D from Yuma, AZ
i would rate it at 5/5 stars! it has small class sizes, knowledgeable professors, good variety of classes, friendly people and lots of extra curricular activities.
Thomas from Somerton, AZ

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