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Prince William Sound Community College

Prince William Sound Community College

Prince William Sound Community College was originally established in 1971 as an extension site of the University of Alaska. Initially, two learning centers were established in Valdez and Cordova. A third center was opened in Copper Basin in 1976. In July of 1978, these three centers were granted community college status and combined to form PWSCC. The main campus of the college is located in Valdez, Alaska.

Prince William Sound Community College awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas of humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The college also offers bachelor's degree programs in business administration, human services, science, and technology. In addition, several certificate programs and distance learning options are also available at PWSCC.

The college supports a number of clubs and organizations, including Phi Theta Kappa, the Multicultural Student Association, and the Archery Club.

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Contacting Prince William Sound Community College

Prince William Sound Community College
303 Lowe Street
Valdez , AK 99686
General Phone: (907) 834-1600
http://www.pwscc.edu.

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Prince William Sound Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts12liberal arts and sciences
Education and Teaching2special ed
Business and Management1MIS
Engineering Technician1industrial production tech
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Media0broadcast journalism
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design

Number of programs and degrees for Prince William Sound Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years35
Associate's degree137

Prince William Sound Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Prince William Sound Community College had a total enrollment of 909 students (286 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 17%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 27%
18-19 6%
20-21 4%
22-24 5%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 7%
40-49 16%
50-64 18%
65+ 0%

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

ResidencePercent
Alaska100%

Prince William Sound Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 21 %
Part-Time 20 %

Prince William Sound Community College Room and Board (2007)

Prince William Sound Community College offers campus housing for 45 of its 286 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Prince William Sound Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,790
Room and board $ 4,730
Room charge $ 4,730
Books and supplies $ 618
Other expenses $ 1,670

Financial Aid:
Prince William Sound Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1146205)

Prince William Sound Community College Faculty

Prince William Sound Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured14
Non-tenured, but on tenure track02
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*3$86,441
Associate professoracademic year0*1*
Assistant professoracademic year0*3$60,002
All faculty totalacademic year1*7$72,494

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

Prince William Sound Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Management Information Systems, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Media
Broadcast Journalism

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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Prince William Sound Community College Highlights

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What Sets Prince William Sound Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
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% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Prince William Sound Community College % students 40 years or older
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 10%Prince William Sound Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Prince William Sound Community College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Prince William Sound Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Prince William Sound Community College Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Prince William Sound Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Prince William Sound Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Prince William Sound Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Prince William Sound Community College Number of students

Notable:
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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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