Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ 85365

Located in Yuma, Arizona, Arizona Western College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

Arizona Western College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Arizona Western College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,400 and fees $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,390 and $200 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN

    The associates degree in nursing program that is offered through Arizona Western College provides students with the basic knowledge to safely provide care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Students of this program will gain knowledge that will help them pass the licensure exam, as well as learn skills that they can use to obtain an entry level position as a registered nurse.

    Before potential students can enter the program they must first successfully complete a number of prerequisites, including Fundamental Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Mathematics for Medications. They must also have a passing score in Math and Reading on the college placement test. After these courses and tests have been completed students can then apply to the nursing program. This program itself requires a total of 72.25 credit hours for completion.

    The goal of Arizona Western College for students completing the associate’s degree in nursing program is to be able to function independently in the nursing field using the skills and knowledge gained in this program. The student should be able to provide safe care to individuals in diverse health care environments. The graduating student should be able to communicate effectively and use critical thinking skills to become a valuable member of a health care team.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 122
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 15
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 55

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Arizona Western College

Imperial Valley College
59.29 miles away
Palo Verde College
67.73 miles away
College of the Desert
130.85 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
135.96 miles away
Copper Mountain Community College
140.84 miles away
Southwestern College
145.37 miles away
Grossmont College
146.04 miles away
Glendale Community College
146.52 miles away
Phoenix College
149.58 miles away
United Education Institute - Chula Vista Campus
150.19 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,739
30k to 48k$9,301
48k to 75k$11,183
75k to 110k$13,604
Over 110k$14,559
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $80.00 $313.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is to be $600.00 annually to not less than a second year student nurse who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as [...]

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have completed freshmen year courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. [...]

Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted into the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have graduated from a Flagstaff, Arizona area high school. Applicants must have a grade point [...]

Arizona Hazlewood Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be students at Northern Arizona University pursuing a degree in nursing. Students must demonstrate financial need.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing
Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365

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