Peninsula College

Peninsula College

Peninsula College was established in 1961 after the local citizens urged to have a college where they could continue their education. The main campus has over 20 buildings and is spread across an area of more than 70 acres. It consists of well designed classrooms, computer labs, a Microsoft training center, library, a theatre, and a student services center. Peninsula College enrolls more than 7,500 students annually. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Peninsula College's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in sports like basketball, softball, and soccer. They are nicknamed as the Pirates and they compete in various intercollegiate sports.

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Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles , WA 98362
General Phone: (360) 452-9277

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Peninsula College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts147liberal arts and sciences
Construction Trades105carpentry, property management
Mechanics and Repair84automobile mechanics
Office and Administration48data entry, administrative assistant, receptionist, office data entry, general office occupations
Production Trades39welding
Computer Science and Engineering38computer product certification, data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Medical Administration30medical office management, medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Medical Support and Technology27medical assistant, radiographer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing
Business and Management25business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, marketing
Family and Social Work22child care provider, family and human sciences
Therapy and Counseling21substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement9corrections, criminal justice and administration
Education and Teaching4early childhood education
Law3legal secretary
Conservation and Resource Management2fisheries sciences
Engineering Technician1plastics engineering tech

Number of programs and degrees for Peninsula College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree22819
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8114
Award of less than 1 academic year32320

Peninsula College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Peninsula College had a total enrollment of 3,180 students (2,387 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 13%
20-21 9%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 12%
65+ 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

Peninsula College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 36 %

Peninsula College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Peninsula College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,847
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,246
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Peninsula College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 378600)

Peninsula College Faculty

Peninsula College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year35$50,88327$50,999
All faculty totalacademic year35$50,88327$50,999

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

Peninsula College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7714

Peninsula College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

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

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Peninsula College Highlights

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What Sets Peninsula College Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Peninsula College % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Peninsula College Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Peninsula College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Peninsula College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Peninsula College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Peninsula College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Peninsula College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Peninsula College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Peninsula College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Peninsula College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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