Prince William Sound College is a vocational college and is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage college system. It is located in Valdez, Alaska which is a small community located off the Prince William Sound. Most students feel at home in this hospitable small town.
Prince William Sound College offers students many opportunities to participate in student clubs, develop leadership skills, and obtain internships. Popular student clubs on campus include the Sci-Fi, Peer Advocates for Wellness, and Multicultural clubs. Students also have the opportunity to participate in student government. Student produced plays are frequently held on campus, and the college sponsors acting classes.
The Prince William Sound College is concerned about student health and well-being. As a result, it funds a vast student wellness center.
There are over 25 associate and professional certificate programs at this college. Students interested in transferring to a 4-year college can easily do since the University of Alaska System has an articulation agreement with Prince William Sound College. Programs unique to the school include outdoor leadership and oil spill response.
Prince William Sound College has an open enrollment policy. All students 18 or older with a high school or general equivalency degree are admitted.
The college also offers flat tuition rates. Students from all over the country and the world are not required to pay out-of-state tuition rates. Prince William Sound College offers numerous scholarships, and federal Pell grants and loans are available to qualifying students.
|General Information:||(907) 834-1600|
|Type of Institution:||2-year public|
|Awards Offered:||1 year certificate|
2 year certificate
|Campus setting:||Rural: Remote|
|Number of Students:||1,986 (1,986 undergrad)|
|Ratio of students to faculty:||53 to 1|
Tuition & Fees
|Estimated Expenses for Academic Year||2008-’09||2009-’10||2010-’11||2011-’12||% change 2010-’12|
|Tuition and fees||$3,616||$3,790||$3,970||$4,405||+10.96%|
|Books and Supplies||$600||$618||$650||$670||+3.08%|
|Living Arrangement – On Campus|
|Room and Board||$3,616||$4,730||$4,730||$3,850||-18.60%|
|Living Arrangement – Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$7,000||$7,210||$7,570||$7,570||0.00%|
|Total Expenses||2008-’09||2009-’10||2010-’11||2011-’12||% change 2010-’12|
|In-state On Campus||$9,452||$10,808||$11,104||$10,731||-3.36%|
|In-state Off Campus||$12,836||$13,288||$13,944||$14,451||+3.64%|
|In-state with Family||$4,216||$4,408||$4,620||$5,075||+9.85%|
|Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students|
|Type of Aid||Students||Percent||Amount||Average Per Student|
|All students financial aid||16||64%|
|Grant or scholarship aid||9||36%||$36,998||$4,111|
|• Federal grants||9||36%||$31,459||$3,495|
|• Pell grants||9||36%||$29,959||$3,329|
|• Other federal grants||4||16%||$1,500||$375|
|Local and state government scholarships or grants||3||12%||$4,000||$1,333|
|Institutional scholarships or grants||4||16%||$1,539||$385|
|Student loan financial aid||8||32%||$59,995||$7,499|
|• Federal student loans||8||32%||$43,505||$5,438|
|• Other student loans||2||8%||$16,490||$8,245|
All Degrees and Programs
|Program Completions for Most Recent Year||BA/BS||MA/MS||Doctor||AA/AS||CERT|
|Total of All Programs||–||–||–||17||–|
|Business, Marketing, and Management Services||–||–||–||2||–|
|Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs||–||–||–||–||–|
|Management Information Systems||–||–||–||2||–|
|Communication and Journalism Programs||–||–||–||–||–|
|Special Education and Teaching||–||–||–||2||–|
|Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other||–||–||–||3||–|
|Liberal Arts, Humanities and General Studies||–||–||–||10||–|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies||–||–||–||10||–|
|Visual and Performing Arts||–||–||–||–||–|
|Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology||–||–||–||–||–|
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