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66 Schools in Arizona Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Allen School-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,245
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  3. School Name

    American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Inc

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,700
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    96
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Anthem College-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,049
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    3,693
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Argosy University-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,158
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,885
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    21,280
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,724
    Years Accredited
    83 (1931)
    Student Population
    81,789
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Arizona Western College

    Yuma, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,360
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    12,813
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Brookline College-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    32 (1982)
    Student Population
    2,442
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Brown Mackie College-Tucson

    Tucson, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,104
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    1,244
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Carrington College-Mesa

    Mesa, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    1,287
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Carrington College-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    1,100
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Carrington College-Phoenix Westside

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    910
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Carrington College-Tucson

    Tucson, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    857
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Central Arizona College

    Coolidge, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,160
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    14,408
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,960
    Years Accredited
    5 (2008)
    Student Population
    537
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    Chandler, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,854
    Years Accredited
    22 (1992)
    Student Population
    19,611
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Cochise College

    Douglas, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,680
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    15,290
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Coconino Community College

    Flagstaff, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,700
    Years Accredited
    23 (1991)
    Student Population
    6,829
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    CollegeAmerica-Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,154
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    497
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Collins College

    Phoenix, AZ
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,880
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    1,255
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
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College Costs

Like colleges across the country, Arizona schools and students are facing the crunch of increasing tuition costs. Recent reports by news outlets like The Capital Times have noted that higher education institutions have seen their funding cut by 30% since 2009, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that Arizona slashed state support by $3,082 per student from 2008 to 2014. This is the 10th highest inflation-adjusted cut nationwide. In terms of tuition, the center reports that universities and colleges raised tuition 80.6% between the same time period; at $4,493 per student, this is the highest inflation-adjusted increase in the country.

College Enrollment

Over the past nine years, college enrollment in Arizona has been on the rise. In 2012, the College Board reported that Arizona schools saw a 29% increase in enrollment between 2000 and 2010. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that two Arizona based-schools’ enrollment rates were among the highest in the country. The Arizona campus of the University of Phoenix had the highest enrollment in the country, where 307,871 students took courses; Arizona State University had the third highest enrollment rate of the 20 largest degree granting college and university campuses, with 72,254 students on campus.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • AZ Family College Savings Plan: This plan is sponsored by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. A 529 account in this plan can be opened to save for youths’ college education or for adults who want to return to school.
    • Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan: This Fidelity-managed 529 plan allows Arizona residents and taxpayers to take a larger state deduction on college savings plan contributions. Account holders can take advantage of two investment strategies: age-based or a customized strategy. The plan is sponsored by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.
    • Ivy Funds InvestEd 529 Plan: This plan is managed by Waddell and Reed. It was established under the Arizona Family College Savings Program in 2001. As of the 2013-2014 academic year, the maximum account balance is $396,000 per designated beneficiary.
    • All Arizona Academic Team: This scholarship program allows qualified community college students to compete for full-tuition scholarships to three Arizona state schools. Students are nominated by their community college, based on academic and community work.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Expect More Arizona: Expect More Arizona is an advocacy group focusing on education issue for students at all educational levels.
    • ArizonaPIRG Students: Members of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group’s student organization bring college students together to work on solving big issues.
    • Arizona AHEAD: Arizona Association on Higher Education and Disability advocates for students in higher education who live and learn with disabilities in Arizona. This is a state branch of a national policy-making organization. The group offers training for individuals who work in higher education to better help these students.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Arizona Student Association: The Arizona Student Association is an advocacy group that represents the interests of 150,000 university students and 400,000 community college students in the state.
    • Higher Education: Expect More Arizona’s higher education blog strives to make education a top priority.

Higher Education in Arizona

Arizona Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 51% Arizona
      Graduation Rate
    • 19.7 ACT Arizona
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Arizona

  • AZ US
    Public 2-Year
  • AZ US
    Public 4-Year
  • AZ US
    Private 4-year

Arizona Institutions

  • AZ US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • AZ US
    Public
    Institutions
  • AZ US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • AZ US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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