Student and Alumni Spotlight
The small campus has its advantages. My instructors are actually here. I can talk to them like real people, and it's just nice having a campus where you can know everybody, instead of just being some random student in the corner of 200 people. Travis Tuttle
Why Choose PWSC?
Quality EducationPWSC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the University of Alaska Anchorage and offers a variety of associate degrees and occupational endorsement certificates in high-demand industries. PWSC offers the advantages of a small college with many of the benefits of a larger university. Our students benefit from individualized attention from staff and faculty.
Epic LocationPWSC’s main campus is located in Valdez, Alaska. The main campus and its extension sites in Cordova and Copper Basin are set amidst some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history. Our location offers students access to ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and activities.
Affordable TuitionPWSC does not charge out-of-state tuition making it an affordable option for not only Alaskans, but any student seeking higher education. PWSC offers resources to help you finance your education. Loans, grants, and scholarships are some of the financial aid options.
Tight-knit CommunityValdez is not only stunningly beautiful, but also a tight knit and safe community. While we are located in rural Alaska, our town is uniquely walkable. Our apartment style student housing is located in the center of town, giving students access to all that our town has to offer.
Features and News AT PWSC
PWSC Closed for Labor DayPWSC will be closed on September 4, 2023, in observance of Labor Day.
Free tuition and housing for students in the Natural Resource Technician and Marine Natural Resource Technician Occupational Endorsement Certificate programsAnd there’s still time for interested learners to apply!
Outdoor leadership student in Parks Internship Program at Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve this summerThanks to a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Alaskans can work in summer internships in the National Parks.
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