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Prince William Sound Community College

Prince William Sound Community College is an Associate's college with 471 students located in Valdez, AK.

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Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 471
Gender 39% Male / 61% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 12% Full Time / 88% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 40% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 56%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 24%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 12%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $400.00. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

35% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Drama/Theater
  • Student-Run Film Society

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling veteran's counselor adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: alaska native museum
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) external degree program honors program independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (100%), Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician (0%), Broadcast Journalism (0%), General Studies (0%), Playwriting and Screenwriting (0%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques for communicating dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the composition of creative written works for the theatre, film, and/or television. Includes instruction in creative writing craft, scene writing, script development, stage and/or camera instructions, line and moment analysis, script reading, script editing, and the creation of full productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

A program that prepares individuals to provide basic administrative support under the supervision of office managers, administrative assistants, secretaries, and other office personnel. Includes instruction in typing, keyboarding, filing, general business correspondence, office equipment operation, and communications skills.

Job Opportunities:

Procurement Clerks
Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.
Cargo and Freight Agents
Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.
Word Processors and Typists
Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives.
Office Clerks, General
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Associates

A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Job Opportunities:

Special Education Teachers, Preschool
Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Teach secondary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, All Other
All special education teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and other mental health care professionals, to provide direct patient care services, assist in developing and implementing treatment plans, administer medications, and perform related administrative functions. Includes instruction in mental health theory, applied psychopathology, patient communication and management, crisis intervention, psychotropic medication, mental health treatment procedures, substance abuse, record-keeping, clinical administrative skills, and applicable standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Psychiatric Technicians
Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.
Psychiatric Aides
Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to work as an educator, instructor or facilitator in parks, recreational facilities, camps and other outdoor settings. Includes instruction in leadership skills, wilderness survival skills, first aid, group processes, counseling techniques, environmental studies and instruction in recreational activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of industrial engineers and managers. Includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Industrial Engineering Technicians
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Associates

A program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. Includes instruction in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Broadcast News Analysts
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
Reporters and Correspondents
Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

President/CEO Jacob Ng
Acting President Jed Palmer
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 8
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 37
Tenure Track Faculty 12
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 50

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ART 261 & 262 6.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 102 & 103 8.0
AP Biology 5.0 BIOL 115 & 116 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MATH 200 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 200 & 201 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 CHEM 105/105L 8.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 PS 102 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 CIOS 201 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENGL 111 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENGL 121 3.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 ENVS 211/211L 4.0
AP European History 3.0 HIST 102 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 101 & 102 8.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 LANG GER 8.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 GEOG 101 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECON 201 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECON 202 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUS 111 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 123/123L 4.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSY 111 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 101 & 102 8.0
AP Statistics 3.0 STAT 252 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 PS 101 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIST 131 & 132 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HIST 101 & 102 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 20/100
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Selectivity

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $6,087 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $6,343
$30K-$48K $11,184
$48K-$75K $12,434
$110K+ $12,434

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $3,480, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $4,858 Same as On-Campus
Fees $968 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,800 $11,000
Books $1,400 $1,400
Total (before financial aid) $15,026 $18,226

Students Receiving Aid

70% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 40% $4,620
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $5,091
Institutional Grants 40% $2,375
Pell Grants 40% $5,091
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 30% $3,107
Student Loans 40% $4,620

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.pwscc.edu/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.pwscc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

19% of students graduated in six years.

40% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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