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Studying at the University of Phoenix gave me inspiration that I am a responsible individual that is capable if self learning. The interaction with other mature adults was what I enjoyed the most. My purpose for returning to school at such a late point in my life was to answer my own interpersonal question of what if I had the opportunity to go to college...would life have been different?
I personally learned to work with tough people and took the responsibilities needed to accomplish the tasks in front of me. University of Phoenix gave me the confidence and knowledge needed to continue my pursuit of education. I have become a better and much wiser person while still being an active member in the armed forced. Just now with a bachelor's degree in information systems technology.
The ease of enrollment and convenience of the on-line classes made a significant difference for me. The instructors, who actually had experience in their field, were able to provide real world experience and examples which made understanding the material easier.
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University of Phoenix alumni like Peter Sperling, Co-founder of Fuze Box; Christina Brown, MSNBC anchor and host of NBC’s “Early Today” all made it big in entertainment. Another Phoenix alum, Howard Schmidt, has made his mark on the political scene as Obama Administration Cyber-security coordinator. Big-time sports figures to come out of the school include Paul Goldschmidt, MLB player; Lisa Leslie, three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner; Nick Buchert, NBA referee.
University of Phoenix degrees are all offered online with supplemental on-campus experiences available to its students as well. In addition to its traditional degree programs, the University of Phoenix has continuing education courses for teachers and practitioners, professional development courses for companies, and specialized courses for military personnel. Students spend 20 to 24 hours with an instructor during each course, compared to about 40 hours at a traditional university.
In 2008, in its first season, the University of Phoenix Houston campus men’s basketball team shocked the Lone Star College Sports League by winning a championship title. Made up of current university students earning their associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the team beat Houston Community College 51-40. Houston was the first University of Phoenix campus to create a sports team for its students. The university also keeps its hat in the ring of sports through the University of Phoenix stadium. Home to the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team and the annual Fiesta Bowl, the 63, 400-seat stadium boasts the first fully retractable natural grass playing field in North America, as well as a retractable roof. Each July, the school hosts annual commencement ceremonies there for students across the country and the world. Proud family members and friends fill the stands to witness graduates crossing the stage to accept their diplomas.
University of Phoenix has over 25 years of experience in online education — a kind of education they say has been proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction. In May 2008, the university announced the formation of the University of Phoenix National Research Center, designed to study which teaching methods work best for nontraditional students. The university requires students to collaborate by working on learning team projects. The school’s administrators strongly believe that collaborating on projects and having individuals rely on each other reflects the real working conditions of the corporate world.