Colleges in Arizona

Colleges in Arizona

Arizona has a desert climate and is home to 27 federally-recognized Native American tribes. Colleges in Arizona are scattered across the state and include 4-year, 2-year, and graduate options. Manufacturing, mining, and tourism are the leading industries for the state, but it is also home to one of the fastest growing bioscience and healthcare industries in the nation. Main attractions in Arizona include the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and the state capital, Phoenix.
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Arizona State University-Tempe

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...

“…Arizona State University is a great school. I attend the Walter Cronkite School for students of Mass Communication and Journalism and I love the experience I have gained from the college. I feel prepared for future jobs and work experience. ” – Kirsten from Phoenix, AZ

University of Arizona

Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona is a 4-year public institution in Tucson and the first university established in the Arizona territory. Arizona features 21 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom...

“…The University is a wonderful school because of its diverse student body, strong academics, and recreational facilities. There are so many great tutoring and advising resources available for me whenever they need help with certain classes. Also, I...” – Maria from Tucson, AZ

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a 4-year public research institution in Flagstaff and a designated Hispanic-serving institution. NAU is home to nine colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 12 academic divisions. To take advantage of its setting in the...

“…This is a fabulous extended campus in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The class sizes are small. I feel like I matter at this college.” – AW Prescott, AZ

Grand Canyon University

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...

“…Grand Canyon University is a interesting school.There are swimming pools, bowling allys and really yummy food.It feels like an alternate world where only college buildings surround you. ” – Anonymous from Tucson, AZ

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...

Pima Community College

Pima Community College is one of the biggest multi-campus community colleges in the nation. PCC serves the Tucson metropolitan area of Arizona and operates six campuses and four education centers. It has an open admissions policy and offers non...

“…pima is an outstanding community college. the college makes it convenient for students with campus locations all around the city of tucson. the staff for the most part is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. ” – Shanna from Marana, AZ

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....

“…mesa community college is one of the largest community colleges in the nation and it is located in a busy area. but it still manages to have classes that are small enough that they can deliver a personal, meaningful student-teacher experience. on top...” – Charles from Chandler, AZ

Phoenix College

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...

“…university of phoenix is a wonderful school. uop is very helpful and understanding of their students needs. uop offer classes to fit your lifestyle.” – Meloldy from Bradenton, FL

Arizona State University Online

Arizona State University Online courses are taught by the same faculty who teach on ASU’s physical campuses, so online students learn the same material as on-campus students. Online learners also receive access to resources from all ASU libraries,...

“…Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Very budget friendly. Easy to use online program. ” – Melissa from Bakersfield, CA

Prescott College

Prescott College is a private, non-profit, liberal arts college located in Prescott, Arizona. With a focus on social justice and the environment, the college favors intellectual exploration and community over academic hierarchy. Resident students at...

“…one thing i can't say enough is self-directed when it comes to the course work. passionate faculty and amazing opportunities for fieldwork and placed-based education. it is very easy to create at prescott college: independent studies, courses, clubs...” – William from Delavan, WI

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...

“…They are very attentive. They are suitable. They are affordable.” – Lafaye from Phoenix, 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...

“…I would rate GCC a 9.5 because of the extraordinary teachers they have! Overall, I am challeneged and encouraged here!” – Brandi from Glendale, AZ

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, is an institution focused on STEM programs. It is the first FAA-approved training center for airline certification in the US. The school is also home to the NASA Space Grant lab and the nation...

“…Embry-Riddle is a great university with dedicated educators. Be prepared to be challenged and incredible opportunities will unfold in front of you. If you love aviation then Riddle is the place for you.” – Andrew from Cave Creek, 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...

“…The parking at this school is wonderful. You are always near your classes. I feel that many of the teachers here are worn out on instructing. They simply are not very excited about teaching anymore nor answering questions. ” – AZ Heat

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...

“…A top notch school that is for those individuals who are truly interested in pursuing a career in automotive mechanics. The amount of time spent in the shop obtaining hands on experience is worth it all. I have already learned a vast amount of...” – Anthony from Mooresville, NC

Arizona Western College offers workforce, academic, and career technical programs throughout their 12 locations in AZ. The main campus is located in Yuma, the sunniest year-round city in the US and has the warmest winters. Arizona Western College has...

“…Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful. ” – Iliana from Yuma, AZ

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...

“…Scottsdale Community College offers great opportunities whether it is for a specific graduating program or transfer programs to a university. SCC also has excellent professors who provide the best in class and outside class help for success.” – SCC Student

Central Arizona College is a public, community college primarily located in the city of Coolidge, with seven additional campuses throughout Pinal County. The CAC focus is to provide a wide variety of affordable degrees and certificates to an equally...

“…Great online classes, teachers are hilarious, administration needs to lighten up, student employees are all girls which i hate because its sexist” – Kirk from Chandler Heights, 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...

Yavapai College is a 2-year community college in central Arizona with two campuses and four academic centers. Yavapai is home to six schools awarding associate degrees and certificates in over 50 fields of study. For students interested in the fine...

“…Yavapai College offers a very good array of selection of class choices for just about any field of interest. When the college had its' renovation, it made it so easy to access one building and room for registration, advising, cashier, and financial...” – Kathy from Prescott, AZ

Arizona Christian University

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...

“…it is a constantly growing and improving university that has captured the hearts of many as well as trained (and continues to train) many to be spiritually active and grow up well-balance spiritually, emotionally, and even sometimes physically.” – Nicholas from Peroia, 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...

“…paradise valley is a school with many different types of ethnic groups and they find a way to adapt to all the needs. their safety department is very useful and quick. thus, the flexibility in its class hours makes it easy for anyone to adapt and...” – Mariel 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...

“…overall the college has been a great choice! from the day i registered i had help from the students to administration. i feel secure and i am not afraid to ask questions ” – Chrystal from Phoenix, AZ

Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College is the only community college in the state, as well as the oldest. Founded in 1888 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the main EAC campus is located in Thatcher, while there are slo two satellite sites in Gila...

“…Eastern Arizona College is a home away from home for anyone willing to get involved with College Life locally. The small campus size gives you the opportunity to make more friends and take better advantage of teacher assistance. Definitely worth...” – Lenna from Thatcher, AZ

University of Arizona Online

The University of Arizona Online is the web-based hub for all UA internet-based distance learning classes. Arizona Online hosts 33 bachelor’s degree-granting programs and many classes feature hands-on projects outside of the digital classroom...

“…I am currently attending UA south (Yuma) where all the classes are online and this has been very useful due to my inconsistent work schedule. The classes are easy to manage thanks to the intuitive interfaces and clear outlines that the professors...” – Christian from Yuma, AZ

Coconino Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses in northern Arizona. CCC confers over 25 associate degrees including such environmentally conscious fields of study as Sustainable Green Building and Alternative Energy Technology...

“…i currently attend coconino community college as a full time student. the lone tree campus is a fairly new and visually appealing school, with a small college atmosphere. the professors are both helpful and professional, and are able to create a...” – Brian from Flagstaff, 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...

“…great college for students who do not have the schedule that will allow for on-site classes. the teachers are all very good at answering questions or concerns, and stay in close contact with the students. ” – Daniel from Phoenix, AZ

Providing educational services to over 27,000 square miles of Navajo Nation, Diné College is America’s first tribally-controlled institution of higher learning. Among the college’s four schools, the School of Diné Studies and Education offers degree...

“…Dine College provides helps to all of its students. Dine College is a great place to start for students. Dine College is a unique and brilliant place to attend.” – Love

Mohave Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses serving northwest Arizona and surrounding counties in Nevada, Utah, and California. MCC offers degrees and certificates in over 60 academic programs. Students in MCC’s Dental Hygiene...

“…There campus its clean and neat. the people are very helpful. and th students have great opportunists to study there.” – Jaqueline from Laughlin, NV

Arizona State University-West

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...

“…It's amazing! The small campus makes for great community and the professors are very accessible. One of my favorite parts is the shuttle system that allows travel between all 4 campuses, so you're never stuck on west. ” – Ayanna from Parker, CO

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

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...

“…ASU's Downtown campus feels more like a group of business buildings than a college town. I personally prefer this over the layout of most other universities. It is near several different types of public transportation (ASU's inter-campus shuttle,...” – Rebecca from Glendale, AZ

Arizona State University-Polytechnic

Originally founded as ASU East, Arizona State University Polytechnic is a school specializing in STEM-related subjects in the Phoenix metro area and a campus of the ASU system. ASU Polytechnic is home to schools of Engineering, Business, Teaching,...

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...

“…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...

“…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...

Northland Pioneer College is a 2-year community college with four campuses and five academic centers serving two northeastern Arizona counties. NPC offers 108 degree and certificate-granting academic programs and holds partnerships with Arizona State...

“…Northland Pioneer College is a marvelous community college. Its tuition is very affordable and this college has wonderful professors who get to know each individual in their class. It is a very friendly and enjoyable atmosphere of learning.” – Crystal from Show Low, AZ

Arizona State University - ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City

With campus a short distance from the Colorado River, Arizona State University-Lake Havasu is a public school and part of ASU system in western Arizona. ASU Lake Havasu confers undergraduate degrees in eight fields of study with a focus on immersive...

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...

“…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

Cochise College is a 2-year community college in southern Arizona. The college grants degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study, including several unique options. On top of the Intelligence Operations Studies degrees, which are divided...

“…cochise college is very student friendly, the staff is very kind and helpful, i have taken four classes and enjoyed all of them. i have also learned a lot at this school, and the academic advisers were very helpful making sure my schedule worked so...” – Brianna from Bisbee, AZ

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 1885, the University of Arizona-South is a public, 4-year institution with campuses located in Sierra Vista, Tucson, Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, Phoenix, and Yuma. UA South offers 20 undergraduate degree and certificate programs, two...

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-Flagstaff is a private, 4-year institution located in Arizona. The Flagstaff campus offers 11 career-oriented undergraduate programs in Business, Healthcare, and Technology, utilizing a two-story campus featuring two medical labs, a...

Established in 1998, Tohono O'odham Community College is a public, tribal institution located in Sells, Arizona. TOCC offers nearly 20 degree programs designed for transfer, as well as nearly 30 Direct Employment and certificate programs. As a member...

“…Is a great place to attend a tribal college in a rural area. I rate TOCC an excellent, welcoming college. ” – Cassandra from Sells, AZ

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...

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