Prince William Sound Community College

Study in Alaska with No Out of State Tuition at PWSCC
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Fast Facts

  • PWSCC was founded in 1978.
  • The PWSCC main campus is located in Valdez, Alaska.
  • Valdez, Alaska, is located in the northeast region of Prince William Sound.
  • PWSCC charges no out-of-state-tuition, and also has the lowest tuition cost in the state at $157 per credit.
  • Full-time Student-to-Part-time Student Ratio: 1:4
  • Students-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Average Class Size: under 12
  • Number of Residence Halls: 3
  • PWSCC is the only community college in Alaska with residence halls (newly remodeled).
  • PWSCC Scholarship program is one of the most liberal in Alaska; make sure to apply and good things may come to you!
Academic Areas of Study:
  • Associate of Arts
  • Industrial Technology, with concentrations in Millwright, Oil Spill Response, and Safety Management.
  • Disability Services, with concentrations in Speech-Language, Community, and Education Support.
  • Outdoor Leadership, with concentrations in Adventure Tourism, Adventure Filmmaking, and Expedition Specialist.
  • Computer Information and Office Systems.
  • Nursing, offered in partnership with University of Alaska Anchorage.
PWSCC Quick Distances
  • 5.5 hours from Anchorage, AK
  • 6.5 hours from Fairbanks, AK
  • 2 hours from Glennallen, AK
  • 3-6 hours from Cordova, AK (consult Ferry schedule)
  • 40 minutes from Anchorage, AK
  • 1 hour from Fairbanks, AK
  • 1.75 hours from Juneau, AK
  • 3.5 hours from Seattle, WA
  • 3.5 hours from Portland, OR
  • 5.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN
  • 6 hours from Honolulu, HI
  • 6 hours from Chicago, IL