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 Peninsula College 

Name: Peninsula College
President: Luke Robins
City: Port Angeles
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1961

Governing Board Website 

Peninsula College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 3,321
Part Time: 48.7%
Full Time: 1.3%

Male: 44.7%
Female: 55.3%

African American: 3.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.4%
Hispanic: 4.7%
Native American: 3.0%
White: 64.0%
Other: 23.6%


Peninsula College President

Luke Robins

Peninsula College Board Chair

Dwayne Johnson
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Student centered. Outstanding, caring faculty. Small class sizes. Global learning experiences. Innovative programs. Combine these qualities with an incredible natural learning environment, a campus Longhouse House of Learning, a small-town atmosphere and close proximity to the major cities of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Seattle, WA, and it’s not hard to understand why Peninsula College is quickly becoming a destination spot for students from all over the globe."

Interesting Facts

  •  The Peninsula College (PC) Longhouse House of Learning was the first in the nation to be built on a community college campus. It is a cultural and educational resource for understanding, honoring and sharing in cultural heritages and learning about the Olympic Peninsula’s own indigenous tribes.
  • A leader in the arts, PC hosted a 15-day Raymond Carver Festival in May in recognition of one of America’s greatest short story writers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birth. The event drew participants and audiences from all across the Pacific Northwest and Canada. A new Maier Hall Concert Series brings noted national and international chamber ensembles to the campus.
  • Our athletic program is recognized as one of the strongest in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams won NWAACC championships last fall, finishing as the No. 7 and No. 10 ranked teams in the nation, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are both coming off back-to-back NWAACC Tournament appearances.
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