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Arizona Western College Overview

Arizona Western College is a public institution situated 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?

2,056 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at AWC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% 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.

AWC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#349 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at AWC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular General Family & Consumer Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Homeland Security Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular General Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Arizona Western College?

Location of Arizona Western College

Contact details for AWC are given below.

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

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, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Arizona Western College?

3% Take Out Loans
18.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At AWC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $3,950 a year. That adds up to $15,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AWC is 18.3%. 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

2,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,500 undergraduate students at AWC, with 2,071 being full-time and 5,429 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  AWC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,071 full-time undergraduates at AWC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  AWC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of AWC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 1,557
White 255
International Students 75
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

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

1,379 Took All Classes Online
3,841 Took At Least One Class Online
9.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,841 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of AWC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arizona Western College was 9.2%. This is the #1,390 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at AWC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at AWC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at AWC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #261
Liberal Arts General Studies #261

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 0 342 591 933
Construction 348 0 0 348
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 78 1 82
Nursing 0 68 0 68
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 42 7 8 57
General Social Sciences 0 51 0 51
Business Administration & Management 5 45 0 50
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 40 0 50
Plumbing & Water Supply 45 0 0 45
Masonry 34 0 0 34
General Engineering 0 24 0 24
Computer Information Systems 0 23 0 23
Allied Health Professions 3 20 0 23
Physics 0 17 0 17
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 8 0 8 16
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 3 11 14
Mathematics 0 14 0 14
Culinary Arts 5 9 0 14
Precision Metal Working 2 7 5 14
Industrial Production Technology 0 12 1 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 12 0 1 13
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 12 0 12
Homeland Security 0 12 0 12
General Agriculture 0 10 1 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 5 11
Public Health 9 0 0 9
General Biology 0 8 0 8
Accounting 0 8 0 8
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 5 3 8
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 7 0 0 7
Legal Support Services 4 3 0 7
General English Literature 0 6 0 6
History 0 6 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 6 0 6
Romance Languages 0 5 0 5
Agricultural Production 0 4 0 4
Food Science Technology 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 0 4 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Health & Physical Education 0 3 0 3
Hospitality Management 0 2 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 0 2 0 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 1 1
Carpentry 1 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 1 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 1
Recreation Administration 0 1 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 542 877 637 2,056

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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