Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College was founded in 1963. The college is located in Yuma, Arizona. In addition to its main campus, the college also has a branch campus in Yuma. AWC has several other learning centers located in Somerton, Parker, San Luis and Wellton. The college offers more than 90 degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

AWC is organized into numerous academic divisions. Some of these are the administration of justice, business entrepreneur, environmental sciences, hotel restaurant management, computer information systems and marketing & management.

The scholarship programs offered by AWC are the AWC Foundation Scholarships, AWC Institutional Scholarships, Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Program, and many more.

AWC sponsors various sports programs, such as baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams. Its teams are nicknamed the Matadors.

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Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma , AZ 85365-8834
General Phone: (928) 317-6000

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Arizona Western Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts455Spanish language, American Sign Language, English, general studies, social services, political science, history
Education and Teaching124education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Construction Trades120carpentry, electrician, plumbing and water supply, construction trades
Medical Support and Technology66health service and sciences, radiographer
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management41business, business management, marketing
Engineering Technician29water quality and recycling tech, industrial tech, CAD and design
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, computer graphics, computer networking
Family and Social Work12family and consumer science, child development, child care provider
Mechanics and Repair12HVAC, automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling12massage therapy
Science10biology, chemistry, physics
Office and Administration8data entry, office management
Media5media studies, radio and television
Agricultural Science and Management3agriculture, agricultural management, crop production
Cooking and Culinary Arts3restaurant and catering management
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Production Trades2welding
Fine Arts1fine arts
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and fitness, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Hospitality0hotel management
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture0plant sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Arizona Western in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree49852
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years29115
Award of less than 1 academic year25417

Arizona Western Student Body

In 2007-2008, Arizona Western had a total enrollment of 6,953 students (4,425 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 3%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 2%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 27%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Arizona Western Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 37 %

Arizona Western Room and Board (2007)

Arizona Western offers campus housing for 347 of its 4,425 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Yuma, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Arizona Western Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,880
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,440
Room and board $ 4,898
Room charge $ 1,918
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,980
Books and supplies $ 1,269
Other expenses $ 5,076

Financial Aid:
Arizona Western participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107100)

Arizona Western Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year56$51,10954$52,170
All faculty totalacademic year56$51,10954$52,170

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Arizona Western Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports152237

Arizona Western Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
Crop Production

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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