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Arizona Western College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Arizona Western College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors AWC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Arizona Western College Ranked?

2021 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 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

AWC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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

The student to faculty ratio at Arizona Western College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arizona Western College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Arizona Western College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at AWC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,500 undergraduates at AWC with 2,071 being full-time and 5,429 being part-time.

AWC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

AWC scored 42.02 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Arizona Western College Cost?

The overall average net price of AWC is $10,598. 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 +
$10,101 $10,752 $12,517 $14,004 $12,157

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 3% of students took out student loans averaging $3,950 a year. That adds up to $15,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AWC is 18.3%. 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.

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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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Location of Arizona Western College

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 2017-2018, 3,841 students took at least one online class at Arizona Western College. This is a decrease from the 3,892 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,841 1,379
2016-2017 3,892 1,404
2015-2016 3,722 1,263
2014-2015 2,843 935
2013-2014 3,590 1,012

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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