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Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ

At A Glance

Main Address

2020 S Avenue 8 E

Yuma, AZ 85365-6900

www.azwestern.edu

Admission Office

P.O. Box 929

Yuma, AZ 85366-0929

(928) 344-7550

Fax : (928) 344-7543

admissions@azwestern.edu

Contact : Nicole Harral

Director of Admissions/Registrar

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 4013

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 7,500

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,498

In-State Tuition : $2,640.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,630.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Satellite sites in Parker, San Luis-Somerton, Wellton. Campus shared with Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University, which offer completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 65 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 40.0%
Health Professions : 10.0%
Security and Protective Services : 10.0%
Business/Marketing : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General A
Agriculture, General A C
Crop Production A
Food Science C
Plant Sciences, General A

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology/Technician A C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Business Administration and Management, General A
Business/Commerce, General A
Construction Management, General A C
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hospitality Administration/Management, General A
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management A C
Office Management and Supervision C
Retail Management C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General A C

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician A

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Graphics A
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance C
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General C
Informatics A

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager A C
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector C
Carpentry/Carpenter A C
Construction Trades, General A C
Electrician C
Mason/Masonry C
Plumbing Technology/Plumber A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A C
Elementary Education and Teaching A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching C
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching C
Secondary Education and Teaching A

Engineering
Engineering, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician A C
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician A C
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians A C
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician A
Industrial Technology/Technician A C
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Solar Energy Technology/Technician A C
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician A C
Welding Engineering Technology/Technician A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development C
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General A C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Community Health and Preventive Medicine A C
Dietetics/Dietitian C
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage A C
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist A C
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide C
Pre-Nursing Studies A C
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer A C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

History
History, General A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A C

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General A
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician A C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management A C
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management A C
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General A C

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A C
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager A C

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General A
Geology/Earth Science, General A
Physics, General A

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism A
Fire Science/Fire-fighting A C
Homeland Security A
Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing A C

Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography A C
Geography A
Political Science and Government, General A
Social Sciences, General A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Fine/Studio Arts, General A
Music, General A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 7 miles from Yuma.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 7,500

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,498

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,508

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 23

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Part Time students : 70.0%

Percentage of males : 40.0%

Percentage of females : 60.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 76.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 14.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Western Voice

Student Newspaper URL : www.azwesternvoice.org

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Matadors

Sport Member : NJCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Minority students services

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Enrolled : 1,870

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Special requirements for students under age 18, international students, undergraduate exchange program, veteran and military students, Colorado River Educational Compact, Western Undergraduate Exchange, nursing program, massage therapy program, radiologic technology program.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: AP credit is awarded to those subjects for which an equivalency credit has been established based on the catalog year.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ART 101

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

ART 102

All

Art History

3

3

ARH 141

All

4

6

ARH 141 & 142

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 100

All

4

8

BIO 181 & 182

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MAT 220

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MAT 220

All

4

10

MAT 220 & 230

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM 151 w/

All

5

8

CHEM 151 w/ lab & 152 w/ lab

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

POS 140

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CIS 220

All

Drawing

4

3

ART 111

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

ENG 101 or Dept. Elective

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

ENG 101 or Dept. Elective

All

Environmental Science

4

4

ENV 101

All

European History

4

6

HIS 240 & 241

All

French Language and Culture

3

16

FRE 101, 102, 201 & 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

16

GER 101, 102, 201 & 202

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEO 102

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECN 240

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECN 250

All

Music Theory

3

4

MUS 111 & 191

All

4

8

MUS 111, 112, 191 & 192

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHY111

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHY112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY 112

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY 111

All

Psychology

4

3

PSY 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

16

SPA 101, 102, 201 & 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

SPA 201 & 202

All

Statistics

3

3

MAT 270

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POS 110

All

United States History

4

6

HIS 121 & 122

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

4

French II

55

8

German I

39

4

German II

46

8

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

4

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

55

8

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 100.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 71.0%

% Judged to have need : 100.0%

% that were offered aid : 100.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Ana English

Financial aid office phone : (928) 344-7634

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $88.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $321.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$2,640.00

$2,640.00

$2,640.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,630.00

$9,630.00

$9,630.00

Room and board:

$6,945.00

$6,678.00

$5,580.00

Books and supplies:

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,490.00

$3,490.00

$3,490.00

Transportation expenses:

$2,490.00

$2,490.00

$4,980.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$17,565.00

$17,298.00

$18,690.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$24,555.00

$24,288.00

$25,680.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Football

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 24

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,630.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $6,945.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $6,678.00

Additional estimated expenses: $25.00

Costs per credit hour: $321.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser