Best colleges in Tucson

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Adventure and inspiration are in endless supply

While endless desert and cactus first come to mind, Tucson is so much more. Surrounded by 5 beautiful mountain ranges in the Sonora desert, The Old Pueblo's scenic beauty is mirrored by its rich historic attractions, abundant wineries, and dynamic nightlife scene. In addition to the gorgeous scenery, Tucson offers over 18 colleges, universities, trade and vocational schools. and with countless majors, including film & science or even environmental hydrology, there are plenty of opportunities to put your degree to use. Plenty of employers like Raytheon Missile Systems, IBM, and Union Pacific Rail operate locally, and ManPowerGroup's national employment outlook survey projected job increases of 20%.

With its 215 art groups, 35 art galleries, and renown ballet company, it is impossible for you to not be inspired by the city named a "mini-mecca for the arts". But it's not just about the impeccable art scene. Explore the caves of Kartchner Caverns State Park; make 200 new friends and get a work out at the weekly Meet Me at Maynards 2-6 mile walk/run, or tap into your wild side with a visit to the Reid Park Zoo. With an average of 350 sunny days a year and 70 degree temperatures, you'll be gaining an unbeatable collegiate experience inside and outside the classroom. If you're looking for a city that keeps up with your thirst for nature and pulsing cultural spirit, Tucson is calling you.

*visittucson.com *government.tucsonaz.gov *tucsonguidemagazine.com *Wikipedia, "Tucson" *forbes.com

Best Four Year Universities in Tucson

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.

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.

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Pima Medical Institute-Tucson offers 25 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,347 students graduated with students earning 596 Certificates, 419 Associate's degrees, and 332 Bachelor's degrees.

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 19 students graduated with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 6 students graduated with students earning 6 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Tucson

Pima Community College offers 296 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 5,040 students graduated with students earning 2,938 Certificates, and 2,102 Associate's degrees.

Tohono O'odham Community College offers 31 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 28 students graduated with students earning 26 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Tucson

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Arizona Logo University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
3/5
24 : 1 44,577
Aveda Institute-Tucson Logo Aveda Institute-Tucson Tucson, AZ     159
Brookline College-Tucson Logo Brookline College-Tucson Tucson, AZ   58 : 1 292
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Logo Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Tucson, AZ   35 : 1 1,931
Empire Beauty School-Tucson Logo Empire Beauty School-Tucson Tucson, AZ     106
Tucson College of Beauty Logo Tucson College of Beauty Tucson, AZ     95
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Logo Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Tucson, AZ
4/5
31 : 1 93
HDS Truck Driving Institute Logo HDS Truck Driving Institute Tucson, AZ     143
Arizona Academy of Beauty-East Logo Arizona Academy of Beauty-East Tucson, AZ     40
Pima Community College Logo Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
2/5
76 : 1 19,512
Tohono O'odham Community College Logo Tohono O'odham Community College Sells, AZ
1/5
27 : 1 431
Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School Logo Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School Tucson, AZ     55
Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Logo Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Tucson, AZ     35