Whether you’re looking for continuing education, four-year or graduate degree program or technical training, Arizona’s higher education resources that provide plenty of opportunity

Recent  research  comparing  Arizona  to  states  of  similar  size  found  that  Arizona  ranked  second  for  average Arizona  student  test  scores  on  the  ACT  college  entrance  exam  and  that  Arizona  is  also  ranked  second  among states of similar size for the number of bachelor’s degrees in natural sciences and engineering.

See below for a listing of higher education choices in the Phoenix area including address phone website college information degree programs.  For more information about specific programs and fees contact the college.

SAGU – American Indian College

10020 N. 15th Avenue
Phoenix 85021

American Indian College (AIC) is “committed to the concept of education as developmental growth specifically spiritual intellectual social and physical. The Christian philosophy of learning is the center of educational philosophy at AIC.

AIC offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Christian ministry business and elementary education and served about 86 students in 2012.

Annual tuition and fees in 2013 were about $11000 for on-campus students (including room & board tuition fees and estimated books) and about $8000 for off-campus students (including tuition fees and estimated books not including room & board).

Anthem College Online

16404 N. Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix 85053

Based in Phoenix Anthem College is a national group of schools and colleges that offers “real-world training programs in healthcare, technology, visual communication, accounting management and criminal justice.   Graduate courses are also available.   Specific training programs in Phoenix include medical assistant, CAD/drafting, technology, computer networking and security and electronics technology. Tuition varies depending on which program a student chooses to enroll.

Additionally, Anthem College also offers several degree programs that can be completed online.

Arizona State University (ASU)

University Dr. and Mill Ave.
Tempe 85287

Arizona State University (ASU) is a “single unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic social cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves” with research that is “inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.”

Although, ASU’s main campus is in Tempe, there are several other campuses in the Phoenix. Academic offerings include more than 250 undergraduate and graduate programs plus a range of certificate programs.

As one of the largest U.S. universities ASU serves more than 72000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Carrington College

2149 W. Dunlap Ave. Suite 103
Phoenix 85021

Carrington offers degree and diploma programs in healthcare, dental and veterinary career fields.  Furthermore, Carrington College operates several campuses across the western United States.

Programs at the Phoenix campus include dental assistant, fitness trainer, massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, veterinary assistant, medical billing and coding, medical lab technician, medical radiography, nursing, physical therapy technician and respiratory care.

DeVry University

2149 W. Dunlap Ave. (Phoenix)
Phoenix 85021

There are three DeVry campuses available, Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa.  DeVry University offers courses in business administration, computer information systems, engineering network, communications management, and management.  In addition professional graduate certificates courses are offered in business office management and health information technology.

Fortis College

555 N. 18th Street #110
Phoenix 85006

Fortis college offers education and certifications in a variety of vocations in medical disciplines including emergency medicine, medical assisting, billing and coding, dentistry and practical nursing.  With 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations being healthcare related a degree program from Fortis can get you employed in a field with promise.

Grand Canyon University

3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix 85017

Founded in 1949 Grand Canyon University is a small private liberal arts university.   Offering a full range of liberal arts and professional programs at the bachelor’s level and master’s degree level.  Programs include online education, online degree programs, campus-based classes, MBA degree programs and an Executive MBA.

Maricopa Community Colleges

2411 W. 14th St.
Tempe AZ 85281

One of the largest higher education systems in the nation with 10 colleges and two skill centers the Maricopa Community Colleges system ispart of the Maricopa Community College District – serves more than 250000 students each year.  The district’s colleges offer approximately 1000 occupational programs (degrees and certificates) 37 academic associate degrees and 10254 courses. The district is also the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona.

Major campuses in the Phoenix area include Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain.

Arizona Summit Law School

Two North Central Ave. 18th Floor
Phoenix 85004
602-682-6800 / 888-749-5291

The Arizona Summit Law School is a private law school located in Phoenix Arizona. It is the only private law school in Arizona and the only one with both full-time and part-time (day and evening) programs. On June 15 2010 the school announced it had received full accreditation from the American Bar Association.

Pima Medical Institute

13610 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix 85029

Pima Medical Institute is a trusted accredited provider of quality health care career education in the western United States. The Phoenix campus serves the western Phoenix areas of Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Goodyear, Scottsdale and other nearby cities. The campus offers six certificate programs and three associate degree programs. Most certificate programs can be completed in about a year and an associate degree can be completed in two years or less. The programs offered at the Phoenix campus include Veterinary Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician. In addition, Pima Medical Institute also has campuses based in Mesa  and Tucson. There are several online degree programs available as well.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 900
Glendale 85004

Founded in 1946, the Thunderbird School of Global Management is the “first and oldest graduate management school focused exclusively on global business”.  With operations in the U.S. Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Central and South America, Singapore and China. The school has been ranked No. 1 in international business by the Financial Times U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2007 Survey of Corporate Recruiters.

Full-time programs include MBA in global management masters of science in global management, masters of arts in global affairs and management and masters of global management (a dual degree program and post-MBA studies) as well as a range of part-time programs for working professionals.

University of Advanced Technology

2625 W. Baseline Road
Tempe 85283
602-383-8228 / 800-658-5744

Founded in 1983 UAT is a university with multiple areas of study in technical fields while retaining liberal arts requirements in the Fine Arts and Humanities.  With a general education comparable to typical universities with specific emphasis on how its specialized mission integrates technology into its general education requirements. The institution offers unique core classes (e.g. Information Research Strategies Technology and Society Project Management Intellectual Property Law) as well as all traditional ones.

University of Arizona College of Medicine

475 N. 5th Street
Phoenix 85004

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix campus opened  in 2006. Along with its sister campus in Tucson they are the only MD degree-granting colleges in the state. The college offers full four-year medical education programs in Phoenix and Tucson.

University of Phoenix

4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway
Phoenix 85040

A nationally known college headquartered in Phoenix, the University of Phoenix provides “campus locations, online degree programs and flexible scheduling for working adults.”

Offerings include more than 100 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.  Programs include business and management, communications, criminal justice, security education, general studies, nursing and health care human services, psychology and technology.