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American Samoa Community College


American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799


American Samoa Community College (ASCC) was established nearly four decades ago to provide higher education opportunities in the liberal arts, teacher training, vocational-technical education and general education. Today, residents of American Samoa can earn associate of arts and associate of science degrees as well as a variety of certificates from many different academic and technical areas.

Situated on Tutuila, the largest of American Samoa's seven islands in the village of Mapusaga, American Samoa Community College is in the territory's hub of trade and commerce. In fact, Tutuila is comprised of 90 percent of American Samoa's population of nearly 60,000 people. Located 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,800 miles northeast of New Zealand, students at American Samoa Community College are able to attend classes and reach their educational goals in the middle of paradise.

American Samoa Community College offers a top-notch level of both education and services to its students. ASCC's qualified and dedicated faculty encourages a friendly, safe and comfortable environment in which to exchange fresh ideas. Hands-on instruction as well as specialized programs enable students to achieve their dreams. American Samoa Community College has affordable tuition as well as many types of financial aid available to assist students. And as our global community continues to grow, so too does American Samoa Community College, examining and adapting its direction to ensure that ASCC maintains a strong connection between the world of which they teach and the world in which we live. Students looking to make their dream of higher education a reality need to look no further than American Samoa Community College.

Quick Facts:

  • Fall semester enrollment at American Samoa Community College has grown steadily each year since 2001; over 1,600 students were enrolled in the fall 2005 semester, an enrollment peak.

  • About 76% of the American Samoa Community College faculty hold advanced degrees, with 23% of them being doctorates.

  • Over 60% of American Samoa Community College students are female.

  • Approximately two-thirds of the students who enroll in ASCC each fall are between the ages of 19-22.

  • In 2005, 181 students graduated from American Samoa Community College.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.
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