Best colleges in Arizona

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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

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott offers 25 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 474 students graduated with students earning 453 Bachelor's degrees, and 21 Master's degrees.

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Arizona State University-Tempe offers 354 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 13,716 students graduated with students earning 9,598 Bachelor's degrees, 2,647 Master's degrees, 947 Certificates, and 524 Doctoral degrees.

University of Arizona offers 589 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 10,714 students graduated with students earning 7,368 Bachelor's degrees, 2,066 Master's degrees, 978 Doctoral degrees, and 302 Certificates.

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Arizona State University-West offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,162 students graduated with students earning 916 Bachelor's degrees, 162 Master's degrees, 68 Certificates, and 16 Doctoral degrees.

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix offers 95 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 3,691 students graduated with students earning 2,253 Bachelor's degrees, 785 Master's degrees, 366 Doctoral degrees, and 287 Certificates.

Arizona State University-Polytechnic offers 59 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,337 students graduated with students earning 1,030 Bachelor's degrees, 276 Master's degrees, 28 Certificates, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

International Baptist College and Seminary offers 17 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 12 students graduated with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Northern Arizona University offers 307 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 8,050 students graduated with students earning 5,975 Bachelor's degrees, 1,248 Master's degrees, 633 Certificates, and 194 Doctoral degrees.

Brookline College-Phoenix offers 34 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 460 students graduated with students earning 252 Certificates, 146 Bachelor's degrees, 54 Associate's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Brookline College-Tucson offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 138 students graduated with students earning 102 Certificates, 26 Associate's degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Arizona

Refrigeration School Inc offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 674 students graduated with students earning 628 Certificates, and 46 Associate's degrees.

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Pima Medical Institute-Mesa offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 654 students graduated with students earning 375 Certificates, and 279 Associate's degrees.

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Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc offers 4 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,070 students graduated with students earning 830 Associate's degrees, and 240 Certificates.

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Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 590 students graduated with students earning 568 Certificates, and 22 Associate's degrees.

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Arizona College-Glendale offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 347 students graduated with students earning 340 Certificates, and 7 Associate's degrees.

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Pima Medical Institute-East Valley offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 523 students graduated with students earning 459 Certificates, and 64 Associate's degrees.

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Carrington College-Phoenix North offers 17 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,022 students graduated with students earning 787 Certificates, and 235 Associate's degrees.

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Sessions College for Professional Design offers 24 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 55 students graduated with students earning 39 Certificates, and 16 Associate's degrees.

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Brookline College-Tempe offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 183 students graduated with students earning 177 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.

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Fortis College-Phoenix offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 40 students graduated with students earning 32 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Arizona

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Logo Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott, AZ
5/5
22 : 1 2,946
Arizona State University-Tempe Logo Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
3/5
24 : 1 53,286
University of Arizona Logo University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
3/5
24 : 1 44,577
Arizona State University-West Logo Arizona State University-West Glendale, AZ
3/5
17 : 1 4,929
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Logo Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
3/5
19 : 1 11,420
Arizona State University-Polytechnic Logo Arizona State University-Polytechnic Mesa, AZ
3/5
29 : 1 5,243
Aveda Institute-Tucson Logo Aveda Institute-Tucson Tucson, AZ     159
International Baptist College and Seminary Logo International Baptist College and Seminary Chandler, AZ
3/5
11 : 1 74
Refrigeration School Inc Logo Refrigeration School Inc Phoenix, AZ   38 : 1 903
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Logo Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ   16 : 1 856
Northern Arizona University Logo Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
3/5
27 : 1 30,733
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Logo Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Avondale, AZ   40 : 1 1,873
All Beauty College Logo All Beauty College Fort Mohave, AZ     10
Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix Logo Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix Phoenix, AZ   27 : 1 755
Brookline College-Phoenix Logo Brookline College-Phoenix Phoenix, AZ   69 : 1 1,451
Turning Point Beauty College Logo Turning Point Beauty College Casa Grande, AZ     191
Arizona College-Glendale Logo Arizona College-Glendale Glendale, AZ
4/5
120 : 1 479
Pima Medical Institute-East Valley Logo Pima Medical Institute-East Valley Mesa, AZ   41 : 1 454
Brookline College-Tucson Logo Brookline College-Tucson Tucson, AZ   58 : 1 292
Arizona College-Tempe Logo Arizona College-Tempe Tempe, AZ
4/5
59 : 1 710

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