Peninsula College is a community college located in Port Angeles, Washington. The school is spread over a 75-acre campus in the foothills of the Olympic National Mountains. The Port Angeles campus overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia. In addition to the campus at Port Angeles, the Peninsula College has two extension sites, one in Forks and the other at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.
The history of the Peninsula College dates back to the year 1961 when a group of local citizens founded the college because they did not want to travel great distances to college centers in Bremerton or Puget Sound to continue with their education. The initial classes were held in the building of the Port Angeles High School but the increase in student enrollments led to the construction for a new campus in 1964. In 1965, classes were first held in the present site of the Peninsula College.
The Peninsula College offers educational programs in areas of academic transfer, professional/technical areas, basic skills, and continuing education. The Peninsula College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).