Prescott College

Prescott College

Prescott College, PC, is a private, non-profit, four year, liberal arts college in Prescott, Arizona that was established in 1966. PC offers programs at the certificate, undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree levels. PC specializes in interdisciplinary areas like agroecology, human development, outdoor adventure education, management, wilderness leadership, counseling, environmental education & interpretation, ecopsychology, human ecology, and abstract art.

Prescott College encourages a well-rounded student life and has over fifteen student organizations. The student government is called the Student Union and oversees various events organized by students. Some of the organizations available to students are the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the Ultimate Frisbee Club, the Sexual Assault Prevention Center and the Village Life. Financial aid is available for eligible students in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs.

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Contacting Prescott College

Prescott College
220 Grove Ave
Prescott , AZ 86301
General Phone: (877) 350-2100

Prescott College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching163education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, ...
Therapy and Counseling71behavioral sciences, psychology, cognitive psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, ...
Conservation and Resource Management34conservation, environmental studies, environmental science, conservation courses, natural resources management, wildlife management
Liberal Arts32Latin American studies, Regional studies, Native American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, comparative language, Romance languages, Spanish language, ...
Science20biology, botany, botany and plant biology, wildlife biology, ecology, marine biology, conservation biology, ecology and population biology, geology, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation management, recreational therapy, rehabilitation
Family and Social Work7human development and family studies, human services, community organization, public policy analysis, social work
Media6communication studies, mass communication, journalism, photojournalism, radio and television, audiovisual tech
Photography and Commercial Art4film studies, cinematography, photography
Fine Arts4fine arts, painting, sculpture, ceramics
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Business and Management3business, business management, non-profit management, small business operations, human resources, labor studies, actuarial science, sales and marketing
Architecture and Planning2environmental design
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Music1music, various music studies
Office and Administration1office management
Medical Administration1health care administration, public health education, international public health
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture, various agricutural courses
Drama and Performing Arts1dance, drama, playwriting and screenwriting
Design0interior design, design and applied arts
Medicine0public health

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree214121
Master's degree9678
Postbaccalaureate certificate5528
Post-master's certificate22

Prescott College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Prescott College had a total enrollment of 1,007 students (1,411 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 33%
Graduate 67%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 95%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 9%
20-21 14%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

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

New York7%
New Jersey4%
New Hampshire4%
(International Students)1%
South Dakota1%
New Mexico1%

Prescott College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Prescott College Room and Board (2007)

Prescott College offers campus housing for 31 of its 1,411 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Prescott College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490650
SAT Math450570
SAT Writing470590
ACT Verbal2129
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Prescott College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,742
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,742
Room and board $ 6,662
Room charge $ 3,400
Books and supplies $ 624
Other expenses $ 3,538

Financial Aid:
Prescott College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2065300)

Prescott College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3632

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year7$50,40610$41,185
All faculty totalcalendar year7$50,40610$41,185

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year29$40,97521$39,216
All faculty totalacademic year29$40,97521$39,216

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

Prescott College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General

Architecture And Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor Studies
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Human Services, General
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology, Other
Creative Writing
Development Economics and International Development
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Geography, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Botany/Plant Biology, Other
Conservation Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Wildlife Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Behavioral Sciences
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Communication Disorders, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Dance Therapy/Therapist
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Social Psychology

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What Sets Prescott College Apart:

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