Arizona Western College Overview
Arizona Western College is a public institution located in Yuma, Arizona. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Arizona Western College Known For?
- The highest award offered at AWC is the associate's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.
Arizona Western College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at AWC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards AWC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Arizona Western College?
Contact details for AWC are given below.
|Address:||2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85365-8834|
How Do I Get Into AWC?
You can apply to AWC online at: https://azwestern.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Admissions/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Can I Afford Arizona Western College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At AWC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,189 a year. That adds up to $16,756 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at AWC is 22.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Arizona Western College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,710 full-time undergraduates at AWC, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arizona Western College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||17|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,309|
Over 32 countries are represented at AWC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Colombia, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Arizona Western College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at AWC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of AWC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arizona Western College was 11.0%. This is the #1,352 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at AWC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of AWC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||24%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||24%|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Arizona Western College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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