Arizona Western College

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Arizona Western College
AWC Yuma Seal.png
TypePublic Community College
Established1963 (55 years ago) (1963)
Academic affiliation
Higher Learning Commission
Budget$85 million (FY 2018) [1]
PresidentDr. Daniel Corr [2]
Academic staff
392 [3]
Students11,653 (2016-2017) [2]
LocationYuma, Arizona, US
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, 10,000 square miles (2.6×1010 m2)
ColorsCardinal and Gold [4]
         
NicknameMatadors
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC)
Western States Football League (WSFL)
MascotAndale the Bull [5]
WebsiteOfficial Website
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Arizona Western College (AWC) is a public community college located in Yuma, Arizona, United States. AWC also offers classes in Dateland, La Paz, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton.

Academics[edit]

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. [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 Housing[edit]

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 Activities[edit]

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

Athletics[edit]

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, and Nate Archibald. In 2014, the Matadors won the El Toro Bowl to finish the season with an 11 - 1 record. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adopted Budget 2017-2018" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2016-2017 Factbook" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Fall 2017 Standard Reports" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Arizona Western College Visual Communications Essentials" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "AWC Spirit Team, mascot win awards at UCA/UDA Summer Camp Competition". Arizona Western College Athletics. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  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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