Best Colleges in Arizona

Temperatures in Arizona might be hot, but so are the college opportunities. Arizona’s 3 public four-year universities offer booming programs in manufacturing sciences, technology, business, and hospitality. The Copper State has private universities covered as well, with 7 four-year universities and 7 religious institutions that pepper Arizona’s desert landscape. These include schools housed in Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale. Interested in military sciences or engineering? Arizona’s Fort Huachuca, Luke, and Davis-Monthan Air Force bases and the Yuma Proving Grounds provide potential employment opportunities in testing and training. And with income tax rates as low as 2-5%, your money will go further in the Grand Canyon State.

One of the Four Corners states, Arizona’s temperate climate and diverse topography make it a landmine for outdoor sports. Hiking in Grand Canyon National Park, hitting a few rounds on the sunny golf courses, or relaxing at the spas are common past times here in the desert. The state’s Native American history is heavily folded into its robust art scene—Southwestern and Native American art reigns supreme in Arizona’s largest art museums and in the up-and-coming artist communities popping up throughout the desert state. Festivals, cultural performances and public educational programs are at your fingertips when you choose Arizona.* What more do you need than gorgeous weather, sprawling landscapes, and abundant opportunities to get in the zone in Arizona?

*Wikipedia, “Arizona”, “Colleges and Universities in Arizona” *www.GPEC.org

Best Four Year Universities in Arizona

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
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Arizona State University-Tempe
Tempe, AZ
Based on 152 Reviews
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Based on 48 Reviews
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Based on 48 Reviews
Arizona Christian University
Phoenix, AZ
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Prescott, AZ
Prescott College
Prescott, AZ
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
Based on 8 Reviews
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Arizona State University-Polytechnic
Mesa, AZ
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
University of Advancing Technology
Tempe, AZ
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
National Paralegal College
Phoenix, AZ
Brookline College-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
CollegeAmerica-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Brookline College-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Dine College
Tsaile, AZ
ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
Tempe, AZ
ITT Technical Institute-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Brown Mackie College-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Western International University
Tempe, AZ
Based on 12 Reviews
International Baptist College and Seminary
Chandler, AZ
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Glendale, AZ
Brown Mackie College-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix West
Phoenix, AZ
Ottawa University-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus
Tempe, AZ
University of Phoenix-Online Campus
Phoenix, AZ
Based on 156 Reviews
Anthem College-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Best Community Colleges in Arizona

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
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Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa
Mesa, AZ
Central Arizona College
Coolidge, AZ
Yavapai College
Prescott, AZ
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Chandler, AZ
Pima Community College
Tucson, AZ
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Tempe, AZ
Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ
Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ
Phoenix College
Phoenix, AZ
Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale, AZ
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, AZ
Golf Academy of America-Phoenix
Chandler, AZ
Mohave Community College
Kingman, AZ
Refrigeration School Inc
Phoenix, AZ
Northland Pioneer College
Holbrook, AZ
Rio Salado College
Tempe, AZ
South Mountain Community College
Phoenix, AZ
Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, AZ
Fortis College-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Pima Medical Institute-East Valley
Mesa, AZ
Brookline College-Tempe
Tempe, AZ
Sessions College for Professional Design
Tempe, AZ
Arizona College-Glendale
Glendale, AZ
Tohono O'Odham Community College
Sells, AZ
The Bryman School of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Kaplan College-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ