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Arizona Western College (AWC) is a public community college located in Yuma, Arizona, United States. It offers associates degrees, occupational certificates and transfer degrees.

Arizona Western College
Arizona Western College Seal.svg
Other name
AWC
TypePublic community college
Established1963; 56 years ago (1963)
Budget$88 million (2019)[1]
PresidentDr. Daniel Corr[2]
Academic staff
378[3]
Students11,492 (2017-18)[2]
Location, ,
United States

32°41′21″N 114°29′46″W / 32.689297°N 114.496049°W / 32.689297; -114.496049Coordinates: 32°41′21″N 114°29′46″W / 32.689297°N 114.496049°W / 32.689297; -114.496049
CampusSuburban
ColorsCardinal and Gold[4]
         
NicknameMatadors
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association, Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
MascotAndale the Bull[5]
Websitewww.azwestern.edu
Arizona Western College Logo.svg

AWC also offers classes in Dateland, La Paz, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton.

AcademicsEdit

Arizona Western College offers over 100 degrees and certificates in person and online. Its Associate degrees include: Arts (AA), Science (AS), Business (ABus) and Applied Science (AAS).[6] Students graduating from Arizona Western can easily transfer to one of Arizona's three in-state universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents, including Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, or University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson.[7]

On-Campus HousingEdit

Arizona Western College is one of the few community colleges in the United States to offer on-campus housing.[8] The main campus has three residence halls that hold up to 348 residents.

Student Leadership and ActivitiesEdit

AWC has more than 50 clubs and organizations ranging from math, music, athletics, to culinary and chess clubs.[9]

AthleticsEdit

AWC's athletic teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC), and the Western States Football League (WSFL) and are collectively known as the Matadors.

The Arizona Western College Matadors field 8 intercollegiate teams, four for men and four for women. Men's sports at Arizona Western include baseball, football, basketball, and soccer. The Matador women compete in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The basketball, baseball, and football teams have produced numerous professional athletes like Leonard Thompson, Crawford Ker, Rafael Araujo, Bengie Molina, Sergio Romo, Randy Gregory, and Nate Archibald. In 2014, the Matadors won the El Toro Bowl to finish the season with an 11 - 1 record.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adopted Budget 2018-2019" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Finance And Administrative Services. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2017-18 Fact Book" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Fall 2018 Standard Reports" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Arizona Western College Visual Communications Essentials" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Publications. n.d. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ "AWC Spirit Team, mascot win awards at UCA/UDA Summer Camp Competition". Arizona Western Matadors. Arizona Western College. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ “Arizona Western College’s Degrees & Certificates” Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  7. ^ "Why AWC". Arizona Western College. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  8. ^ Directory of Arizona On Campus Housing CollegesCollege Simply. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  9. ^ “Arizona Western College’s Clubs and Organizations” Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  10. ^ “Football Schedule/Results” AWCMatadors. Retrieved March 28, 2016

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