Colleges in Phoenix

Colleges in Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, the only state capital with more than one million residents, and 19 postsecondary institutions within the city limits. Also at home in the seat of Maricopa County are numerous performing arts venues, museums, and the Luke Air Force Base in the western suburbs. The Valley of the Sun is a hub for architecture, lured to the fifth most populous city in the nation by Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and subsequent school, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The city is also one of only 13 US metropolitan areas boasting representatives in all four major professional sports leagues.

Phoenix has a number of for-profit and religious institutions, as well as two-year institutions, which include Phoenix College, the oldest community college in the state and one of the oldest in the country. There are three private, non-profit institutions for undergraduate students in Phoenix: Arizona Christian University, Ottawa University, and Grand Canyon University. All three are religious institutions, as well, a category that also includes the Fuller Theological Seminary, Phoenix Seminary, and the Assemblies of God Bible College.

The city’s array of for-profit institutions include Argosy University, the Art Institute of Phoenix, Chamberlain College of Nursing, CollegeAmerica, Carrington College, Brookline College, Devry College, and, of course, the headquarters of the University of Phoenix, the largest for-profit network in the nation. Arizona State University, the largest postsecondary school in the region, has two campuses in the capital, in northwest and downtown Phoenix.

As part of the International Sister City movement, Phoenix has ten sister cities which foster the exchange of cultural, commercial, educational, and artistic opportunities for residents. Sister cities include Calgary in Canada, Catania in Italy, Prague in the Czech Republic, and Hermosilla in Mexico. Phoenix also hosts one of the ten busiest airports in the US, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona, is a large public university founded in 1886, making it the first higher education institution in the state. ASU also has campuses in downtown Phoenix, in Glendale, a Polytechnic in Mesa, in Lake...

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The ASU Tempe campus is huge, so there is always something to do. The weather is nice compared to other places, except it gets super hot here for a long time in summer. Beautiful campus, good professors if you ask other students before registering...

” – Anonymous student

Grand Canyon University is a 4-year interdenominational private school in Phoenix and the largest Christian university on the planet. GCU hosts eight colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an honors college. The university is also home...

The University of Phoenix is a private, open-enrollment institution established in the state of Arizona. The college is home to over sixty campuses around the country, as well as a heavily populated online campus. Students attending this for-profit...

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I remember thinking in the beginning that an online University may not give me as thorough knowledge as a physical campus. All of that has been shot out of the water. I am learning a lot. The classes seem to be thoroughly researched.

” – Tammi from Savannah, TN

Mesa Community College is a public institution with an open admissions policy based in Mesa, Arizona, conferring associate and professional certifications. The school operates two campuses, Red Mountain as well as the Southern and Dobson location...

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The professors here are great and because it is a community college, they are more focused on your education than research.

” – Sara from Phoenix, AZ

Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Phoenix College offers a variety of facilities for students, including a dental clinic...

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I'm currently taking some of the highest levels offered and this school has the perfect enviornment for it! The classes have about 15-35 students per class and the teachers make themselves easily available during or after school. I feel the...

” – Christina from Phoenix, AZ

Established in 1992, Estrella Mountain Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Avondale, Arizona, with satellite facilities also located in Buckeye. EMCC is a member of the Maricopa Community College District, serving a student...

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I love my classes. Of course sometimes you might not get the greatest teacher, that is just life but for the most part I love my teachers. My favorite has to be Mr. Turner one of the 2 I believe EDU teachers. He is BEYOND amazing. Every morning we...

” – Brittney from Avondale, AZ

Glendale Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Arizona. GCC primarily serves students in the northwestern region of Maricopa County. Students can enroll in classes in the daytime, evening, or online, and can take...

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The teachers at Glendale community college are greatly helpfull, and their tactics at teaching the students are amazing.

” – Damien from Glendale, AZ

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Arizona. Along with its main campus in Chandler, the college also maintains satellite locations in Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. The Student Life at CGCC...

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My teachers have all been very helpful and seem to genuinely care about their students. Classes are small which makes learning easier for me, i feel more comfortable in a small classroom environment.

” – Lauren from Chandler, AZ

American InterContinental University is a for-profit college with campuses in Houston and Atlanta. AIU confers bachelor’s degrees in seven fields of study and associate degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. The university makes...

Universal Technical Institute is a for-profit technical and vocational school with 12 campuses throughout the United States. UTI offers two-year career-oriented programs in seven technical fields of study. In addition, UTI holds partnerships with...

Scottsdale Community College is a 2-year community college. SCC awards degrees in over 100 fields of study and 60 certificates. In addition to the regular offerings on its Scottsdale campus, SCC courses are also available as online, hybrid, and 8...

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So far all of my teachers have been very knowledgeable and helpful. The subjects are taught effectively and interestingly. I especially enjoyed Anthropology with Lisa Cole and Honors Forum with Suzanne Schlapkohl.

” – Sara from Fountain Hills , AZ

The University of Advancing Technology is a private, 4-year institution established in Tempe, Arizona. UAT offers 20 undergraduate programs, as well as four master’s degree programs in Cyber Security, Game Production, Software Engineering, and...

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This school is perfect for those who love technology! Everyone is so kind and helpful; going to this school is one of the best decisions I have ever made!

” – Joel from Tempe, AZ

Arizona Christian University is a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college in Phoenix. Arizona Christian offers bachelor’s degrees in 15 academic majors and all degrees include a minor in Bible. Additionally, ACU features a CORE academic...

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Students attending the college will learn so much about the Bible. Each student is required to take at least 18 hours of Bible courses. The teachers at the college are also willing to be of assistance to the students outside the classroom, whether...

” – Matthew from Peoria, AZ

Paradise Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Phoenix, Arizona, with a satellite facility located in Scottsdale. The college offers over 60 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and Certificate of Completion...

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I know many preconceptions about community colleges revolve around them not providing the same quality of education as the big universities do, but I'm happy to report that those judgements are sadly incorrect. From learning how to successfully...

” – Stephanie from Phoenix, AZ

South Mountain Community College is a 2-year institution in Phoenix. Over 70 percent of its enrollment is made up of first-generation college students and SMCC is federally designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution. SMCC is home to five academic...

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south mountain community college is an awesome school. it is safe and a well rounded of staff. i would not choose any other college!

” – michelle from phoenix, az

Rio Salado College is a public, 2-year institution established in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite education centers throughout the region. Rio Salado primarily serves students through online programs, though it offers in-person and hybrid options as...

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convienent, however financial dept is difficult to deal with. no two people will give you the same information. several classes to choose from.

” – Robin from Tucson, AZ

Arizona State University-West is a 4-year public school in the Phoenix metro area and part of the ASU System. ASU West is home to seven colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic programs as well as the first undergrad...

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Despite taking numerous classes on subjects which I am quite familiar with, I have learned more than I'd imagined upon enrolling. There are often free information/educational events around campus as well, and numerous support services to help...

” – Nomad

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a 4-year public university and a campus in the ASU system located in Arizona’s capital city. ASU Downtown is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 69 fields of study. The...

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It is busy environment. It has a helpful faculty and strong resources. The people are polite.

” – Jessica from Tempe, AZ

GateWay Community College Arizona is a public, 2-year institution established in Phoenix, and it is a member of the Maricopa County Community College District. GateWay offers over 150 academic programs, including associate’s degree and certificate...

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I love Gateway! Everyone is friendly and helpful. The campus is nice and easy to find your way around.

” – Renee from Scottsdale, AZ

Midwestern University is a private medical education institution, established in 1900. The Glendale campus is located in the state of Arizona, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The Glendale campus is home to a wide variety of facilities...

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It is a great private, graduate school. The people here are open and friendly to differing backgrounds. It has brand new buildings and facilities with up-to-date technology which keeps students in the loop.

” – Julie from South Dakota

From its main campus in downtown Phoenix, the Thunderbird School of Global Management is an international business school affiliated with Arizona State University. Thunderbird offers two bachelor’s degrees in Global Management and Science in...

Ottawa University-Phoenix is a private, Christ-centered institution established in 1865. The Phoenix campus is an adult learning facility, offering more than 90 different graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs, many of which can...

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This is an awesome school. The academic structure is great! The professors work very hard to help you do well and they give positive feedback.

” – Tonya from Durham, NC

From its campus featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s former winter home in Scottsdale, The School of Architecture at Taliesin is an institute originally founded by Wright himself as an apprentice program. The SOAT offers a 3-year Master of Architecture...

Established in 1988, Phoenix Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The college offers seven graduate degree and certificate programs, with fields of study including Ministry, Theology, Divinity, Counseling...

Established in 1993, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences is a private, medical education institution located in Tempe, Arizona. SCNM offers a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program, with two additional dual degree...

Arizona State University at Skysong is an innovation center affiliated with ASU in Scottsdale. ASU Skysong combines academia with local industry by providing university programs to support entrepreneurs from area businesses. Skysong also facilitates...

Brookline College is a career-focused institution for adult and working students with four campuses in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque. Brookline is home to academic programs in Nursing, Business, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice offering...

Established in 1981, International Baptist College and Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Chandler, Arizona. IBCS offers a certificate in Biblical Studies, an associate’s degree in Bible and Christian Service, a bachelor’s...

CollegeAmerica-Phoenix is a private, 4-year institution located in Arizona. The college offers 11 associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Healthcare, and Technology, as well as 26 undergraduate and graduate programs online through...