Arizona Western College

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Arizona Western College
Type Community College
Established 1963
President Dr. Daniel Corr
Location Yuma, Arizona, United States
Colors Cardinal and Gold
Mascot Matadors

Arizona Western College (AWC) is a public community college located in Yuma, Arizona, United States. AWC offers classes in San Luis, Somerton, Wellton, Dateland, and La Paz.

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 school colors are cardinal and gold.


Arizona Western College offers approximately 98 academic programs leading to the granting of an occupational certificate or the A.A., A.Bus., A.S., A.G.S., or A.A.S. degrees.[1]

On-Campus Housing[edit]

Arizona Western College offers on-campus housing making it one of the few community colleges in the United States to do so.[2] The main campus has three Residence Halls that hold up to 348 residents.

Student Leadership and Activities[edit]

AWC has over 50 clubs and organizations ranging from math, music, athletics, to culinary and chess clubs.[3]


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, and Nate Archibald. In 2014, the Matadors won the El Toro Bowl to finish the season with an 11 - 1 record.[4]


  1. ^ “Arizona Western College’s Degrees & Certificates” Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  2. ^ Directory of Arizona On Campus Housing CollegesCollege Simply. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  3. ^ “Arizona Western College’s Clubs and Organizations” Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  4. ^ “Football Schedule/Results” AWCMatadors. Retrieved March 28, 2016

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Coordinates: 32°41′21″N 114°29′46″W / 32.6892968°N 114.4960487°W / 32.6892968; -114.4960487