Best colleges in Phoenix

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Phoenix survival kit: water, sun tan lotion, sunglasses, and an amazing air conditioning system. Once you’ve checked off your list, you’ll realize Phoenix, Arizona is absolutely amazing, and you’ll never want to leave. Phoenix is known for its triple digit temperatures, but it’s also known for its health services, finance, and government jobs.* There are 2 major universities offering more than 30 programs, an air force base, an array of technical and community colleges, and a top ranked online university.* And once you have your degree, major employers in the area include Intel, USAA, US Airways, and Cardinal Health.*

With more than 1.5 million people trolling about the city, you can make new friends in just 30 minutes. Then, you wouldn’t have to visit the world-renowned spas and shopping centers, hiking trails, and hundreds of golf courses alone.* And for you ethnic dining enthusiasts, Phoenix has some of the best Mexican in the country food due to the large Hispanic population and its close proximity to the Mexico border.* It’s a win-win situation here in the Valley of the Sun. Just remember to leave your winter coats in the attic. Since Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, you can appreciate sundresses, flip flops, and shorts practically year round.

*U.S. Census *Bureau of Economic Analysis *Wikipedia, “Companies in Phoenix” *travel.usnews.com/Phoenix_AZ

Best Four Year Universities in Phoenix

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Arizona Christian University offers 25 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 139 students graduated with students earning 137 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Arizona College-Mesa offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 230 students graduated with students earning 221 Certificates, and 9 Associate's degrees.

Arizona State University-Skysong offers 257 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 8,221 students graduated with students earning 4,686 Bachelor's degrees, 3,247 Master's degrees, 201 Certificates, and 87 Doctoral degrees.

Grand Canyon University offers 212 degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 23,805 students graduated with students earning 11,653 Master's degrees, 11,283 Bachelor's degrees, 512 Doctoral degrees, and 357 Certificates.

University of Advancing Technology offers 86 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 130 students graduated with students earning 113 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Associate's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Phoenix

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers 26 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 212 students graduated with students earning 211 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

List of all colleges in Phoenix

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Arizona State University-Tempe Logo Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
3/5
24 : 1 53,286
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
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
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Logo Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Avondale, AZ   40 : 1 1,873
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
International School of Cosmetology-Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Logo International School of Cosmetology-Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Scottsdale, AZ     48
Arizona Christian University Logo Arizona Christian University Glendale, AZ
5/5
36 : 1 870
Arizona Culinary Institute Logo Arizona Culinary Institute Scottsdale, AZ     143
Arizona College-Mesa Logo Arizona College-Mesa Mesa, AZ
4/5
123 : 1 246
Carrington College-Phoenix North Logo Carrington College-Phoenix North Phoenix, AZ   36 : 1 1,644
Penrose Academy Logo Penrose Academy Scottsdale, AZ     312
Arizona State University-Skysong Logo Arizona State University-Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
3/5
51 : 1 45,073
Paul Mitchell the School-Phoenix Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Phoenix Phoenix, AZ     103
Studio Academy of Beauty Logo Studio Academy of Beauty Chandler, AZ     631