所在城市：Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic National Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, Briti
Peninsula College was founded in 1961 because a group of local citizens wanted to be able to continue their education without having to travel great distances to college centers in Bremerton or across Puget Sound. The first classes were held in a small building on the Port Angeles High School campus, but the number of students who enrolled in the college quickly became more than the available facilities could accommodate, and plans were soon underway to build a permanent campus elsewhere in the city.
Construction of the new campus began in 1964, and a year later the first classes were held on the present site of Peninsula College. Today, the main campus spreads out over 75 acres of land in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, overlooking the city of Port Angeles and its busy, international harbor.
The main campus has twenty-five buildings, including classrooms, a Microsoft training center, computer labs, a library media center, a lecture hall, a student union, a theatre, and a student services center. The college also has two extension sites. One is located in Forks, Washington, 57 miles west of Port Angeles, and the other is in Port Townsend in Jefferson County, some 46 miles east. Altogether, almost 8,000 students attend Peninsula College, including those who come from other states and from several international countries.