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Arizona Western College
Other name
AWC
TypePublic community college
Established1963; 61 years ago (1963)
Budget$88 million (2019)[1]
PresidentDaniel Corr[2]
Academic staff
378[3]
Students11,492 (2017–18)[2]
Location, ,
United States

32°41′21″N 114°29′46″W / 32.689297°N 114.496049°W / 32.689297; -114.496049
CampusSuburban
ColorsRed and Turquoise [4]
   
NicknameMatadors
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association, Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
MascotAndale the Bull[5]
Websitewww.azwestern.edu

Arizona Western College (AWC) is a public community college in Yuma, Arizona. It offers associate degrees, occupational certificates, and transfer degrees. AWC also offers classes in Dateland, La Paz, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton.

Academics

Arizona Western College offers over 100 degrees and certificates in person and online. Its associate degrees include: Arts (AA), Science (AS), Business (ABus) and Applied Science (AAS).[6]

On-campus housing

Arizona Western College is one of the few community colleges in the United States to offer on-campus housing.[7] The main campus has three residence halls that house up to 348 residents.[8]

Student life

AWC has more than 50 clubs and organizations for those interested in math, music, athletics, cooking and chess.[9]

Athletics

AWC's athletic teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) and are collectively known as the Matadors. They competed in the Western States Football League (WSFL) until 2018, when changes in football programs in nearby colleges prohibited them from participating in this League.

The Arizona Western College Matadors field eight intercollegiate teams, four for men and four for women. Men's sports at Arizona Western include baseball, basketball, football, 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, Randy Gregory, and Nate Archibald. In 2014, the Matadors football team won the El Toro Bowl to finish the season with an 11 - 1 record.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Adopted Budget 2018-2019" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Finance And Administrative Services. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2017-18 Fact Book" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Fall 2018 Standard Reports" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Arizona Western College Brand Quickstart Guide" (PDF). Arizona Western College. Arizona Western College Publications. n.d. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  5. ^ "AWC Spirit Team, mascot win awards at UCA/UDA Summer Camp Competition". Arizona Western Matadors. Arizona Western College. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Arizona Western College's Degrees & Certificates" Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  7. ^ "Directory of Arizona On Campus Housing Colleges" College Simply. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  8. ^ "AWC eyes new dorms – but not right away". Retrieved 2021-03-17 – via PressReader.
  9. ^ "Arizona Western College's Clubs and Organizations" Arizona Western College. Retrieved March 28, 2016
  10. ^ "Football Schedule/Results" AWCMatadors. Retrieved March 28, 2016