Arizona Western College
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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students7,557|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||1||2|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$82/credit|
|In State Students||$82/credit|
|Out of State Students||$315/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||33%||$642|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$980|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||16%||$5,375|
|Federal Student Loans||4%||$2,754|
$9,735Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.