Facts & Figures

Peninsula College is a public, comprehensive community college. It was founded in 1961 and is one of 34 community and technical colleges in the state of Washington. The College service district encompasses Clallam and Jefferson Counties—an area of over 3,600 miles of land—and extends from the Pacific Ocean at Neah Bay to Brinnon on the Hood Canal, a distance of about 140 miles.

The area’s topography is notable for its forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and numerous watersheds, which have been central to its history and culture. The region is home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.

The main campus is located in Port Angeles and occupies 75 acres in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. Extension sites are located in Forks, 57 miles west of Port Angeles, and in Port Townsend, 46 miles to the east. Peninsula College is the only resident institution of higher education on the North Olympic Peninsula.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE - 2013-14*  
State supported FTE   1,757
Total enrolled students (Headcount) 5,169
Inmate Students 848
Enrolled students (excluding inmate students) 4,321
Full-time 44.0%
Part-time 56.0%
Female  57.7%
Male 42.3%
Median age*** 29.1
Students of color*** 22.3%
Students with disabilities 6.3%
Students who work while attending classes*** 28.7%
Students with children***  28.4%
International Students 139
CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE - 2013-14  
Student/faculty ratio (State support)+ 17.52
Full-time teaching faculty** 50
Full-time faculty with a master's degree**  46%
Full-time Faculty with a doctoral degree** 35%
STUDENT OUTCOMES - 2013-14§  
Total number of degrees and certificates*  1,356
Bachelor's of Applied Science* 33
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees*  211
Associate of Applied Science degrees* 143
Vocational certificates* 883
GED/HS Diploma* 86
Transfer to WA public, 4-year institutions + 88
Transfer to other WA 4-year institutions + 33
Transfer to out of state 4-year institutions + 65
Employed within 9-months of completing a job-preparatory program + 71%
STUDENT OPINION - 2013-14  
Courses at Peninsula are challenging, stimulating and worthwhile.  74%
Respondents who rated their overall impression of the quality of education at Peninsula College as "good" or "excellent." # 79%
Respondents who stated that if they could start college over, they would still choose Peninsula College. # 80%
Source: IR/various Prepared: 
Sep 2014


* Peninsula College Data Warehouse
** PMIS database
*** of those responding
# 2014 PC_ACT Student Opinion Survey
## 2013 Peninsula College Student Experiences Questionnaire
+ Data Linking for Outcomes Assessment - 2011/12 graduates
§ includes inmate student awards

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