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Arizona Western College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Arizona Western College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Arizona Western College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Arizona Western College was awarded 83 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked AWC as #1,639 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

AWC is also ranked #24 out of 30 schools in Arizona.

See all of the rankings for Arizona Western College.

Is It Hard to Get Into AWC?

Acceptance Rate

Arizona Western College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Arizona Western College admissions.

Arizona Western College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Arizona Western College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arizona Western College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arizona Western College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Arizona Western College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Arizona Western College.

Arizona Western College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,487 undergraduates at AWC with 1,710 being full-time and 4,777 being part-time.

How Much Does Arizona Western College Cost?

The overall average net price of AWC is $10,165. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for AWC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,734 $10,238 $11,831 $11,228 $11,575

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of AWC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,189 a year. That adds up to $16,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AWC is 22.8%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Arizona Western College.

How Much Money Do AWC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from AWC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $27,700 in their early years. This is about 30% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Arizona Western College make the most money.

Location of Arizona Western College

Located in Yuma, Arizona, Arizona Western College is a public institution. The location of AWC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for AWC are given below.

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

Arizona Western College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Arizona Western College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at AWC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,977 students took at least one online class at Arizona Western College. This is a decrease from the 3,980 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,977 1,895
2018-2019 3,980 1,547
2017-2018 3,841 1,379
2016-2017 3,892 1,404
2015-2016 3,722 1,263

Learn more about online learning at Arizona Western College.

Notes and 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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