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American Samoa Community College is a public community college in the village of Mapusaga, on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Only legal residents of American Samoa who have graduated from high school or obtained a General Equivalency Diploma are admitted to ASCC.

American Samoa Community College
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MottoSaili le Atamai
Seek the Knowledge/To Seek Knowledge
TypePublic community college
EndowmentTerritory supported, grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration
PresidentDr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students1,537 undergraduates
14°19′18″S 170°44′32″W / 14.3217°S 170.7422°W / -14.3217; -170.7422
Campus20 acres (8.1 ha)
American Samoa Community College is located in American Samoa
American Samoa Community College
Location in American Samoa



The college was established in 1970 as part of the American Samoa Department of Education to provide residents the opportunity to enjoy postsecondary education in the liberal arts, teacher training, vocational-technical education, and general education. The first freshman class had only 131 students. The school moved into a few buildings on the island before moving permanently to its current location in Mapusaga in 1974.

In 1979, the U.S. Economic Development Administration provided a grant that allowed the college to add five modern buildings for the fine arts, nursing, science, and vocational training. ASCC was also able to add a cafeteria and a gymnasium. A new library was added in 2003.


ASCC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, as well as certificate programs.

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  1. ^ "Woman in race for American Samoa governor". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-11-03.

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