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Study at Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College was founded in 1963. The college is located in Yuma, Arizona. In addition to its main campus, the college also has a branch campus in Yuma. AWC has several other learning centres located in Somerton, Parker, San Luis and Wellton. The college offers more than 90 degrees and certificate programs in diverse Course Topics. AWC is organized into numerous academic divisions. Some of these are the administration of justice, business entrepreneur, environmental sciences, hotel restaurant management, computer information systems and marketing and management. The scholarship programs offered by AWC are the AWC Foundation Scholarships, AWC Institutional Scholarships, Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Program, and many more. AWC sponsors various sports programs, such as baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams. Its teams are nicknamed the Matadors.

Profile of Arizona Western CollegeArizona Western is located in Yuma, AZ (a small city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Arizona Western is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Arizona Western Selectivity

Arizona Western is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Student Enrolment

Arizona Western had 6, 953 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Arizona Western offers students meal plans.

Arizona Western Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts498general studies, social services, American Sign Language, Spanish language, political science, English, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine154EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, nursing administration
Education and Teaching98early childhood education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, Education
Business and Management52business management, business, marketing, management sciences
Security and Law Enforcement43criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting, corrections and criminal justice, juvenile corrections, criminal justice and police, security and protective services
Engineering Technician28water quality and recycling tech, industrial tech, CAD and design
Medical Support and Technology21radiographer, health service and sciences
Mechanics and Repair14HVAC, automobile mechanics, electrical maintenance and repair
Family and Social Work14child development, family and consumer science, child care provider, human services
Therapy and Counselling11massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, computer graphics, computer networking
Science10biology, physics, chemistry, oceanography
Media6communication studies, radio and TV tech, radio and television
Production Trades5welding
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Cooking and Culinary Arts3restaurant and catering management
Construction Trades3carpentry, plumbing
Hospitality2hospitality management, hotel management
Fine Arts2fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
office and Administration1office management, data entry
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1dietetics and clinical nutrition, health and fitness
Photography and Commercial Art0multimedia
Landscaping and Horticulture0plant sciences
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Contact: Arizona WesternArizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E

Yuma, AZ 85365-8834

General Phone: (928) 317-6000


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