Arizona Western College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,064
2.38% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,121
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
22.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,500
27.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.9%
183 Graduates

About

Arizona Western College is a higher education institution located in Yuma County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arizona Western College were .

In 2019, 2,056 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arizona Western College. 44.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,270 degrees), 2.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (464 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona Western College is $2,064, which is $-5,760 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona Western College is $2,064, which is $-5,760 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,121.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,064
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Arizona Western College was $2,064. The cost of tuition at Arizona Western College is $-5,760 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$10,121
2019 Value
2.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Arizona Western College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,121. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Arizona Western College grew by 2.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,129
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arizona Western College was of $6,129 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.889% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Arizona Western College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
22.9%
2017 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Arizona Western College was 22.9%, which represents 57 out of the 249 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Arizona Western College has a total enrollment of 7,500 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona Western College is 2,071 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,429. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at Arizona Western College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arizona Western College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 1.32% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arizona Western College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (45.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (29.6%) and White Female (6.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arizona Western College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,500 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona Western College is 2,071 and the part-time enrollment is 5,429. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at Arizona Western College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Arizona Western College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Arizona Western College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,587
  2. White
    1,122
  3. Two or More Races
    117

The enrolled student population at Arizona Western College is 74.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15% White, 1.56% Two or More Races, 1.32% Black or African American, 1.04% Asian, 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 310 students (4.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 220 fewer women than men received degrees from Arizona Western College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Arizona Western College is hispanic or latino (1,270 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (464 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arizona Western College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arizona Western College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (435 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (933 degrees), and Protective Services (95 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Police officers (136,893 people), Other managers (95,650 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (76,341 people), Construction managers (46,305 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (41,392 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Construction (435 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (933 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees), and Agriculture (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Construction (435 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (933 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees), and Agriculture (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,100 people), Elementary & secondary schools (178,141 people), Construction (128,325 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (80,537 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (60,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona Western College are Construction (435 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (933 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees), and Agriculture (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arizona Western College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arizona Western College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,138
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
918
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,138 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona Western College, which is 1.24 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (918).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 363 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona Western College in General Studies, which is 0.637 times less than the 570 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 570 degrees were awarded to women at Arizona Western College in General Studies, which is 1.57 times more than the 363 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Arizona Western College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arizona Western College is Female and Black or African American (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.73% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,270 degrees awarded
  2. White
    464 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    136 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arizona Western College is hispanic or latino (1,270 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (464 degrees).

3.11% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    674 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    596 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    324 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arizona Western College is hispanic or latino female (674 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (596 degrees).

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Operations

Arizona Western College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $679k (17.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Arizona Western College had a total salary expenditure of $65M. Arizona Western College employs 117 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Arizona Western College are Male No academic ranks (63), Female No academic ranks(54), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona Western College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.9M
2019 Endowment
115%
growth from 2018

Arizona Western College has an endowment valued at about $3.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Arizona Western College grew 115% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $404k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Arizona Western College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.7M
2019 Salaries
4.87%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Arizona Western College paid a median of $28.7M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($65M) and a 4.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.92% growth from 2017 and a 3.18% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.95M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2019, Arizona Western College paid a total of $6.95M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
117 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
86 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arizona Western College were No academic rank with 117 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona Western College were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arizona Western College was Male No academic rank with 63 employees, Female No academic rank with 54 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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