Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ 85365
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Arizona Western College is one of the twenty public 2-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in an urban area, in Yuma.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,557 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

AWC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,460, and fees were $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,450 and $200 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students7,557
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 40
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 2
Certificate 16 71
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.2%

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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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$82/credit
In State Students$82/credit
Out of State Students$315/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,690 $3,690 $14,175
ADN 70 $5,740 $5,740 $22,050
BSN 125 $10,250 $10,250 $39,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of Arizona Western College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 76% $4,664
Other Federal Grant 33% $642
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $980
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $5,375
Federal Student Loans 4% $2,754
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,180
$30,001 to $48,000$9,657
$48,001 to $75,000$11,690
$75,001 to $110,000$13,192
Over $110,000$13,274

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.
Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365

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