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...

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There is alot to learn about college life, and ASU gave me the lowdown really fast. textbooks, classes, advisers, professors, football, sororities, as well as studying abroad and already talking about graduate school as a freshman. ASU has helped me...

” – Alexandra from Mesa, 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...

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the university of arizona is an awesome campus that is just the right size to be able to easily walk across campus. although there are a lot of students at the school the campus has a community-like feel. there are so many clubs and programs to be a...

” – brianne from phoenix, 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...

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I am either learning a lot of new things or learning more about the things I learned in high school which is really nice for me.

” – Amanda from New Castle, CO
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...

University of Phoenix

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 feel like since becoming enrolled in this college I have learned so many new skills and tools to use for my future. Compared to the local community college I was going to, there is so much more information available through the UoP and the material...

” – Brittany from Las Vegas, NV
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...

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How much you learn here is completely up to you. Your schedule is created by you; this makes it easy to find a way for college to fit your life, but also to allow yourself to slack. Pima Community College is not a huge step from high school but a...

” – Tanya from Oro Valley, 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...

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Mesa Community College is a number one destination when applying to a new school. MCC contains one of the most relaxed, entertaining environments while attending a college. With it's highly intriguing education, MCC is a school of dreams.

” – Casey from Phoenix, 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...

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Phoenix College is not like any other community college, it is full of amazing helpful resources to not only help you accomplish the associate's degree of your choice but to also do great things while there. It is filled with a wide variety of...

” – Sandra from Phoenix, AR
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...

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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...

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Prescott College is for self-directed students. If you are passionate about social justice, the environment, or a broad education in liberal arts and other studies, this school is for you. It provides an abundance of opportunities for students to...

” – Emma from Los Angeles, CA

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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This college is a nice, well maintained, small campus for those students who like to learn in a classroom with few students (maximum of 30 students). I have had a great experience with this college and there resources are very helpful.

” – Michael from Buckeye, AZ
Glendale Community College

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 professors at GCC are dedicated to teaching, I have to see a professor blow a student off or not make him-or-herself available for extra help if needed. Beyond just a willingness to teach, many of the professors are experts in their field and...

” – Kristopher from Peoria, 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...
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As with any school, there are good professors and bad professors. Riddle is no exception, and you may unfortunately have a class or two with a professor you do not necessarily like. My experience, however, was very positive, and in general, most of...

” – Nate from Southern California

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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Very small classes compared to a university and easy to connect with your professor.

” – Ashley from Gilbert, 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...

Arizona Western College

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...

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Arizona Western College is one of the highest Community Colleges, known if Yuma Arizona.

” – Veronica 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...

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I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College and love it. The teachers I have experienced in the Music program are passionate, helpful, and motivational. My English teach Professor Eric Loring has been an amazing teacher, he loves his work...

” – Allison from Phoenix, AZ

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...

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Central Arizona College is a wonderful place to go for students starting a college career right out of high school, or adults returning to school to get their degrees. Everyone on campus, from students to teachers, is very open and friendly, and more...

” – Haley from Queen Creek, 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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I have a few of their magazines and I know students there learn a lot, in their field of study and possibly more.

” – This Guy Over Here

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...

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I believe that I will learn much more than I expect and I'm excited for that.

” – Stephanie from San Manuel, 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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I feel safe on campus. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. It seems like a great experience from everyone I've spoke to about the school, including girls on the softball team!

” – Shae from Tucson, 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

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...

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The teachers here at Eastern Arizona College are very helpful, if you show that you are interested in their class. If you don't pay attention and don't care about your grades or homework, then they won't care about you.

” – Garrett from Thatcher, 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...

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Avoid the registrar as much as possible. Most of them are very difficult to get along with and communicate with. Sign up for classes and do as much as you can online. Other than that I have enjoyed my time @ CCC so far!

” – Anonymous 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...

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I love Rio I get to complete college on my time. I am a mother, a full time employee, and a full time student and even have time for a social life. Rio makes all this possible with their flexibility of online classes.

” – Denise from Mesa, 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...

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Dine College is a great way to start your school year with low tuition costs, financially, and educationally. The Institute is knowledgeable in what they teach and has awesome Instructors as well. I'd give this program two thumbs up!

” – Brichelle from Chinle, AZ

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...

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I am attending the campus in Lake Havasu City. It is a great campus because you have the small effects of the campus but some of the effects of a big university. I love the classes they have to offer and I am well on my way to becoming a Registered...

” – Brittnee from Lake Havasu City, AZ
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...

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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

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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They use the blue light system

” – Sophia from Morton, PA
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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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
Cochise County Community College District

 

Cochise College is a 2-year community college in southern Arizona. The college grants degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study, including over 50 workforce development and certificate programs. Cochise also offers the FlyCochise...

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Right now, I am taking two remedial courses because of a placement test that I was required to take. The college does not understand that I took pre-calculus which leads me into calculus. But no, I had to take trig again to get into calculus. For my...

” – Aaron from Sierra Vista, 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...

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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