Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at AWC are mostly Hispanic with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 84% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Arizona Western College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Arizona Western College students
Race Percent of Students
White 16%
Black 2%
Hispanic 72%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at Arizona Western College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AWC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Arizona Western College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Arizona Western College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,155
Women 4,279

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

AWC serves a very low number of students outside of Arizona, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Arizona Western College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$41,365 per year

76% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.8%
Part time Undergrads 62.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104160 IPEDS survey data for Arizona Western College.