Established in 1961, Peninsula College is a public community college located in Port Angeles, Washington. The town had no institution of higher education, and a group of individuals who did not want to travel far for education decided to start the college. Peninsula College belongs to the Washington Community and Technical College system. The college offers associate, certificate and bachelor’s degrees in areas such as Addiction Studies, Business, Nursing, Applied Management, etc, as well as an honors program, and Professional Technical programs. GED-prep, ESL and family literacy programs are also offered. There are about 5000 students on campus, and given that on-campus accommodation is not available, most students commute. PC is notable for having its own marine laboratory, and a dam removal project. Student activities include various clubs & organisations, intramurals, the student newspaper Buccaneer, and the student art/literary magazine Tidepools. Students at Peninsula College enjoy the scenic town’s natural beauty by hiking in the rain forests, beach combing, and fishing.