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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?

2,311 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at AWC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular General Family & Consumer Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Homeland Security Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Physics Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Liberal Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Most Popular Education Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#178 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards AWC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#47 Best Value Colleges for Elementary Education College Factual
#102 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#138 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#168 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#183 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#287 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Arizona Western College?

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Contact details for AWC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85365-8834
Phone: 928-317-6000

How Do I Get Into AWC?

You can apply to AWC online at: https://azwestern.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Admissions/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Arizona Western College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Arizona Western College?

1% Take Out Loans
22.8% Loan Default Rate

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

1,710 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,487 undergraduate students at AWC, with 1,710 being full-time and 4,777 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,710 full-time undergraduates at AWC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arizona Western College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 1,309
White 232
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

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

1,895 Took All Classes Online
3,977 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,977 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at AWC has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 583 645 1,228
Construction 307 0 0 307
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 66 0 67
Nursing 0 59 0 59
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 56 0 3 59
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 39 0 54
General Social Sciences 0 53 0 53
Masonry 48 0 0 48
Business Administration & Management 3 44 0 47
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 27 3 7 37
Physics 0 26 0 26
General Engineering 0 25 0 25
Plumbing & Water Supply 24 0 0 24
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 21 0 21
Computer Information Systems 0 18 2 20
Allied Health Professions 1 18 1 20
Mathematics 0 19 0 19
Homeland Security 0 17 0 17
Accounting 2 10 2 14
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 10 0 4 14
Industrial Production Technology 0 11 1 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 4 2 5 11
General Biology 0 10 0 10
Legal Support Services 4 6 0 10
Health & Physical Education 0 8 1 9
Culinary Arts 4 5 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 0 9
General Agriculture 0 7 1 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 7
Food Science Technology 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 6 0 6
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 6 0 0 6
Public Health 3 2 0 5
Precision Metal Working 0 3 2 5
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 3
Information Technology 0 0 3 3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Romance Languages 0 3 0 3
Agricultural Production 0 2 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 2 0 2
Carpentry 1 0 1 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 1 1
Building Management & Inspection 0 1 0 1
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Air Transportation 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 524 1,108 679 2,311

References

*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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