Located in the sunny, southwest corner of the state, Arizona Western College supports Yuma and La Paz communities with over 170 degrees and certificates in a wide range of academic and career and technical programs as well as non-credit courses in professional development, customized training, and personal enrichment areas. With 12 different locations and a service area that spans 10,000 square miles, AWC also boasts a diverse international program with students from over 40 different countries.  

AWC is exceptionally unique in that it hosts all three state universities on its main campus for face-to-face classes. These partnerships with Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University provide seamless transfer pathways to baccalaureate degrees and beyond in a variety of high-demand programs, including secondary education, agriculture, engineering, and administration of justice. This effort is in line with the college’s goal of doubling the rate of baccalaureate degrees earned in Yuma and La Paz counties by 2035. 

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Mission Statement:
Transforming lives through education and partnerships to create thriving communities.

  • Arizona Western College commits to delivering an amazing student experience characterized by:
  • A connected community within which students are encouraged, challenged and feel they belong;
  • Programs developed and aligned with employment opportunities;
  • A clear path to success and completion;
  • Flexible, accessible services and learning approaches;
  • Contemporary technology that supports and enhances the AWC experience

12

Locations

170+

Degrees & Certifications

2,320

Credentials Awarded*

9,712

Total Students**

*Credentials Awarded in 2020 | **Total Students during 2020-21

You can easily transfer to a university of your choice. We’re #1 in AZ for the % of students who transfer to AZ public universities and earn a bachelor’s degree within 4 years.

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