Best Universities & Colleges in Arizona for 2021

These are the 19 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Arizona. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Arizona

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Arizona to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • American Indian College

    Phoenix, Arizona

    • 99 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    SAGU AIC started in 1957 as ‘Bible College’ by Alta Washburn. Washburn felt the need for ministry knowledge for the Native Americans and so founded the college. To this day, it continues to be the only college serving the Native Americans. Presently, it operates as a Private college based in Phoenix, Arizona and carries its affiliation with ‘Assemblies of God’. In 2016, the college has associated itself with the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) of Waxahachie, Texas and so officially has changed to SAGU AIC. It will serve as a campus to SAGU.

    At the American Indian College, the students are empowered and developed spiritually as well as intellectually. The activities and learning opportunities are designed for a multi facet approach towards life with Christian values and principles forming the foundation.

    The college conducts Chapel Services regularly which is a sign of its dedication towards on campus spiritual development. Also provided are the counseling opportunities outside of campus. There various other opportunities for students for real life experience along with their studies such as internship programs as well as outreach initiatives, in other states as well. Besides, there are music and children’s ministry teams respectively that work locally in churches and nearby communities. There are drama teams as well that perform in churches. SAGU AIC truly brings Biblical learning in a unique fashion; combining academics with a social student life like no other.

    The learning programs offered at the college are in total three. There is Christian Ministry Degree, a general program preparing for church ministries; an Elementary Education Degree, a certification program for teaching; and an Associate degree in Business. Its notable facilities are Dorothy L. Cummings Library, the John McPherson Education Center, Charles W.H. Scott Student Center, Henson Memorial Chapel and a few others.

    SAGU AIC School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationAssemblies of God Church

  • Argosy University

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona
    • 8,657 Total Students
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Present day Argosy University was established in 2001 and resulted from the merger of three different institutions into one. The American Schools of Professional Psychology started earliest in 1976 by a group of people coming from field of psychology and education and realizing the need for a learning and training center, University of Sarasota began in 1969 and the third, Medical Institute of Minnesota was founded in 1961 following the need for a professional medical education and training center.  With each of the institute bringing a rich history of academics and achievements, the university soon grew into 28 campuses throughout the country.

    Argosy is a private institute and presently being run by Dream Center Education Holdings. It has developed itself into one of the one of the largest academic providers. Its name, meaning ‘rich supply’ has been chosen to reflect its vision. Moreover, the university is not only dedicated to bringing quantity but also quality in the education it provides; it focuses on professional, experience centered approach to education depicting high ethical standards.

    Even though it’s a large network of campuses, this has not stopped Argosy from bringing a community campus life for its students. There are lectures and workshop series provided at the campuses and serve as discussion platforms for various issues between students and faculty. The university has special interest groups as well as professional associations and collaborations in the area of psychology, counseling, education and business. Many of the campuses at Argosy also have Honor Societies. Every campus is equipped with all the necessary resources for its students; there are libraries and campus bookstores. Additionally there are tutoring services provided for students struggling to keep up academically.

    The programs offered at Argosy are undergraduate, both Bachelors and Associate, graduate and doctoral degrees. These are provided through eight of its schools and colleges covering business, law, counseling, psychology, social sciences and other disciplines. Its distinctive department is the Western State College of Law at Argosy University, acquired in the year 2000 by the university.

    Argosy School Facts

    • Years Estd.2001
    • MottoTradition, Passion, Excellence
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Arizona Christian University Seal

    Arizona Christian University

    Phoenix, Arizona

    • 779 Total Students
    • 51% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 486 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private yet a nonprofit university, ACU traces its roots to the Southwestern Conservative Baptist Bible College founded in 1960. The land for the newly founded college came from Ida Clouse, a Christian missionary and a nurse who bequeathed her 35 acre ranch upon her death for the purpose of creating a Christian college. From a bible college to a liberal arts Christian university, the university also transitioned towards becoming a non-denominational institute, ending its affiliation with Conservative Baptist Convention in 2009. It is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    The most characteristic part of Arizona Christian University is the spiritual life inducted at the campus. Connection with Christ is considered most important and hence chapel services and a minor in Biblical studies is mandatory for every student. This it believes to be important for developing its students into strong leaders needed in every sphere of life.

    ACU has dominant spiritual life, embedded in community services. Most importantly, the university has introduced Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith as a token for appreciation to those who profess and stand for Christian faith. Moreover, there are student led groups and activities that also involve the faculty. Students and faculty meet in small groups to build on each others. There is a worship area called ‘Student House of Prayer (S.H.O.P.)’ which is always open for students to practice faith. As part of servicing the communities, students lead their own ministry in which they participate in missionary work locally as well as globally. Under its ‘Project 032’ the students volunteer for physical work such as painting and others in the community. The university has its sports team, ‘Firestorm’, taking part in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Its mascot is a Phoenix and the campus colors are Red and Firestorm Yellow.

    ACU has eight academic departments in the areas of business, education, music, science, math and others. It offers undergraduate degree along with three pre professional programs and five degree completion programs. There are seven minors also available with the university. The R.S. Beal, Sr., Library at the ACU is considered as a distinctive facility.

    ACU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1960 (1960)
    • NicknameACU
    • MascotPhoenix (Stormin' Normin)
    • Motto"Roll Storm"
    • ColorsACU Red and Firestorm Yellow
    • LocationArizona
    • AthleticsNAIA, NCCAA, GSAC
    • Religious AffiliationUndenominational

  • Arizona State University Seal

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona

    Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
    • 51,984 Total Students
    • 83% Acceptance Rate
    • 40% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 25,380 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Arizona State or ASU is a Public research university based in Phoenix, Arizona. It was when the act for establishing a normal school was passed by 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1885 that the Territorial Normal School was founded. This was the beginning of what was to become ASU. It remained a teacher training institute for a long time and it was in 1958, after gradual progress that the university got its present name. Evolving through the years in its academic journey and serving the students, the university has grown into five campuses throughout the region.

    Arizona State University has emerged as the university growing simultaneously with the community and people it serves. For its efforts in the field of research, it has been classified as having ‘very high research activity (RU/VH)’ by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university involves a high achieving faculty including Nobel Laureates, National Academy members and others.

    Being a huge network of campuses, ASU has a large student network involved in interesting activities and compelling traditions. It still continues its 98 year old tradition, Lantern Walk, which is before homecoming and is symbolic of lighting the path where students and faculty both participate. A similar tradition involves painting letter ‘A’ on the mountains by the freshmen and so shows beginning of another year. It exists since 1930. The university has also been taking part in the growing sustainability efforts. It has been generating electricity through solar energy. It is the only university in the country to generate so much of electricity through the means. There are athletics at the university as well. Its teams ‘Sun Devils’ take part in NCAA Division I and have won 23 championships. The campus colors are Maroon and Gold.

    ASU offers more than 350 undergraduate programs along with choice of minor and certifications. There are graduate programs, more than 450 programs including certificate programs. The college also provides an Entrepreneurship + Innovation organization that help the students to materialize their ideas. The most prestigious departments at the university are Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W. P. Carey School of Business, and others.

    Arizona State or ASU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1885
    • NicknameSun Devils
    • MascotSparky
    • ColorsMaroon and Gold
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Arizona State or ASU Alumni

    • Carl Hayden

      Politics & Law

      A politician and a U.S. Senator, the first to have served seven terms

    • Eric Crown

      Business & Industry

      Co-founded Insight Enterprises, Inc.; also serving as the CEO

    • Ira A. Fulton

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A philanthropist; founderd Fulton Homes

    • Byron Scott

      Professional Sports

      Former NBA All-Star coach

    • Jerry Dumas

      Entertainment & Arts

      A writer and cartoonist, notably known for his Sam and Silo comic strip

    • Jimmy Kimmel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Host of the famous Jimmy Kimmel Live! show

    • Lynda Carter

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress by profession, known for her character in the film Wonder Woman

    • Doug Ducey

      Politics & Law

      Present Governor of Arizona, the 23rd Governor


  • Brookline College

    Phoenix, Arizona

    • 1,379 Total Students
    • 35 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Brookline is a Private technical school operating as a for profit institute. It began in 1979 and originally as Arizona Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT). Within a few years into operations, the institute received accreditation in 1982. It progressed as a junior college and eventually into a senior college by 2001. It was renamed once more during its journey; however it was in 2007, when the college was bought over by Hamilton White Group IIA in 2009. Within two years, the college had successfully received authorization for conferring Bachelors and Masters Degrees.

    The most important aspect of education at the college is its approach as a multicultural institute towards teaching a multicultural student population. It understands the changes happening and the global and cultural impact and so prepares its students for a more inclusive, technology embedded markets and communities.

    Brookline College maintains its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, but is a multi campus institute, operating in three other locations in Tempe, Tucson, in Arizona and Albuquerque in New Mexico. Not just the convenience of locations, but understanding the needs of some of its students, the college also offers a more flexible schedule without missing in on anything significant, having classes in the morning, afternoon and evening classes. The most interesting feature is the accelerated programs provided with the university enabling students to begin with their career and dreams as quickly as possible. Another resource is the college having Corporate Partners, which offers training for corporations looking to advance their employees through an upgraded online training.

    Comprehensively, the Brookline’s academic programs consist of Associate, Bachelors and Masters Degree programs in the fields of legal studies, business, healthcare, criminal justice, and nursing. Its accelerated programs include Diploma (less than 30 weeks), Associate (60 weeks), Bachelors (120 weeks) and Masters (48 weeks).

    Brookline School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Dine College

    Tsaile, Arizona

    • 1,490 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    DC is a two year community college that was founded in the year 1968 by the Navajo Nation, with the aim of advancement of the young individuals in their community and for them to play an active role in the world. It began as Navajo Community College and by 1976 received accreditation by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

    Dine College is the country’s first tribally-controlled community college and was also the first college founded by Native Americans and for the Native Americans and it marked a huge milestone for the Navajo community. To this day, the college is on the mission to preserving while also providing highest quality education and advancement opportunities for its youth and hence its communities.

    Students, who choose DC, find a warm community of Navajo people waiting to welcome them and make them feel at home. At their first step, the students are provided with academic guidance and counselling whereby they are helped in choosing the right academic course. It is considered essential as it decides the future course for its student’s. Further assistance comes in the shape of new student orientation where students are shown around the college and introduced with the campus life. There are also career services at the college which aim for career readiness even before the student has graduated. While their time at the college, students engage with Associated Students of Diné College (ASDC), a student representation body. It supports student programs and events such as agricultural camps, Annual Wool and Mohair Buy and etc, student led clubs and organisations and also offers opportunity for students to bring their leadership skills to the table ad help others. There are also Day Care facilities at campus for parents working or studying at the college. The college’s mascot is the ‘Warrior’.

    The academic programs offered are eight certificate programs, 20 Associate degree programs and six Bachelors degree programs. Some notable facilities are Deestsiin (Pinyon) Hall, Tséch’il (Oak) Hall, T’iistsoh (Cottonwood) Hall, Ndíshchíí’ (Pine) Hall, Gad (Juniper) Hall and more.

    DC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1968
    • MascotWarrior
    • MottoThe Higher Education Institution of the Navajo
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Seal

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

    Prescott, Arizona

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott in Prescott, Arizona
    • 2,265 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,908 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Embry-Riddle Prescott is a private residential institute for higher education and part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The parent university was founded by Talton Higbee Embry and John Paul Riddle. In 1925, Embry-Riddle Company was founded and the next year, in 1926 the institute was established as Embry-Riddle School of Aviation.

    The university’s Prescott, Arizona campus was founded in 1978 and has another campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. With its specialization in providing education in the fields of aerospace and aviation, the university has risen to offer equally high quality education in other fields preparing its students for professional success.

    At Embry-Riddle, extracurricular activities and participation in learning opportunities is considered crucial for character formation and empowerment of the students. The campus offers over 120 student run clubs and organisations offering range of interests, such as cultural, recreation, professional, social, service and many others. The Student Government Association, along with the Leadership Engagement and Development (LEAD) Program works to serve as the most active platforms for learning leadership and applying them for practical use. The students also enjoy Greek Life on campus. For bringing further engagement opportunities, there are various student activities held that open up opportunities for students to develop network outside in a friendly atmosphere; these are OctoberWest, Friday Fair, Career Industry Explo and others. There is also a Women’s and Diversity Center which is a mark of inclusivity present on campus. Students work together to provide empowerment to women and develop intercultural understanding with positive engagement and activities. At the campus, students also get involved in sports and intercollegiate athletics. The campus teams take part at NAIA, with the mascot ‘Ernie the Eagle’ and colors Blue and Gold.

    The academic programs offered at Prescott campus are 24 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees, and range of educational programs. The prominent facilities at this campus are King Engineering and Technology Center, Tracy Doryland Wind Tunnel Laboratory and Christine & Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Library and Learning Center.

    Embry-Riddle Prescott School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Embry-Riddle Prescott Alumni

    • Sophie. A Hargreaves

      Education & Advocacy

      Fulbright Scholar

    • Timothy Holland

      Science & Medicine

      Operations Director/Radio Personality 103.3/95.9 Earth FM WRTH

    • Feith, Greg

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Retired Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board

    • Daniel C. Burbank

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut and US Coast Guard Captain

    • Andrew P. McKeown

      Social Advocacy & Service

      US Army helicopter pilot and a retired Senior Aviator, OH-58D (I) KW; also among the founding member of TF-118

    • Robert E. Wheeler

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Air Force Brigadier General

    • Dave Wallace

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Mississippi County, Arkansas


  • Grand Canyon University Seal

    Grand Canyon University

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona
    • 69,444 Total Students
    • 43% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 34,475 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private research-focused for-profit institute. The University was initially established in 1949 as a non-profit Christian institute by Arizona Southern Baptists under the name of Grand Canyon College. Establishment of the college aimed at allowing Baptists to obtain bachelor’s or master’s degrees at the college rather than having to travel to Texas or Oklahoma. The college was initially founded in Prescott but it moved after only two years to its current location at Phoenix, Arizona. In 2004, the college was sold because of financial difficulties to Significant Education, LLC. The college was then converted to a for-profit institute making it the first for-profit college in US. In 2008, the university had to pay $5.2 million to settle a case sued by the federal government accusing GCU of violating the Department of Education’s “incentive compensation ban”.

    The university currently operates several campuses in the state of Arizona besides the main campus including campuses for schools of nursing and health sciences at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Scottsdale HonorHealth. There is a campus in Tempe offering postgraduate degrees in education. The main campus includes 17 residential halls and several distinctive facilities as the GCU arena and stadium. The official colors for the university are black, purple and white while its mascot is called Thunder the Antelope. Grand Canyon is the only for-profit university that is a member of the NCAA Division I with most of its teams participating in Western Athletic Conference.

    The university is divided into 8 colleges besides an honors college offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree studies in 10 different fields of study. Courses can be studied in regular morning classes, evening classes or online mode of study. The university was ranked among the lowest 25% of the institutes included in the 2016 best Colleges from the U.S. News while it was ranked among the top 5 schools for entrepreneurs by Fortune.

    GCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1949
    • NicknameAntelopes ("Lopes")
    • MascotThunder the Antelope
    • MottoFind Your Purpose
    • ColorsPurple, Black, White
    • LocationArizona
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IWAC, MIVA
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous GCU Alumni

    • Efraín Escudero

      Professional Sports

      professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who won season eight of Spike TV's reality show

    • Larry Randall McCament

      Professional Sports

      former professional player in the Major League of Baseball

    • Moriah Castillo Peters

      Entertainment & Arts

      Singer and songwriter

    • Kevin Fulbright Warren

      Professional Sports

      chief operating officer of Minnesota Vikings of the National Football

    • Randy Soderman

      Professional Sports

      former American soccer defender


  • International Baptist College and Seminary Seal

    International Baptist College and Seminary

    Chandler, Arizona

    • 70 Total Students
    • 4 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    International Baptist College and Seminary is a private college and seminary for fundamental Baptist Bible which is located in Chandler, Arizona. It was established in 1980 by the Tri-City Baptist Church. First classes in the college started in the following year. In 1985, the college was granted a charter as a four-year higher education institute. The graduate programs started in the following year. In 2005, the college established a new campus at Dobson and Germann Roads in Chandler, Arizona. the Tri-City Church and the college moved to the new campus in 2009. In October 2011, a seminary was introduced to the college and four years later, the college opened a teaching site in Westminster, Colorado.

    IBCS states its mission is to prepare Christian leaders who show love and respect to God by living a biblical lifestyle and by serving God in their families, communities and the world.

    The college offers a certificate program, associate degree program, bachelor of arts program, 3 master degree programs and a doctoral program. The student/faculty ratio is 6:1. It is currently accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and is a member of  the American Association of Christian Colleges and Seminaries. It offers 3 scholarship program in addition to the fact that all students applying for financial aid at the college receive it.

    IBCS School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    • 1,431 Total Students
    • 40 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale is a career focused private for-profit institute specialized in culinary and hospitality education. It was established in 1986 under the name of Scottsdale Culinary Institute. The college is owned by Career Education Corporation under a licensing agreement with Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

    The college main campus is located in Arizona in a former country club on a golf course and lakefront overlooking Camelback Mountain. There is also an extension to the campus called SkyBridge which is located minutes away from the main campus and contains several facilities as L’Academie; a student-run bistro-style restaurant. The college also has 15 additional branch locations in 10 different states.

    The college offers academic programs granting Bachelor’s degrees, Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees and Certificate Programs. Le Cordon Bleu is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. The college is member of several associations as American Institute of Wine and Food, Arizona Private School Association, Better Business Bureau, International Association of Culinary Professionals and Phoenix Restaurant Association.

    Le Cordon Bleu School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni

    • Stephanie Izard

      Entertainment & Arts

      winner of season 4 of Top Chef

    • Fife Symington

      Politics & Law

      former governor of Arizona


  • National Paralegal College

    Phoenix, Arizona

    • 1,038 Total Students
    • 30 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    National Paralegal College is a for-profit private higher education institute that offers online degrees in paralegal studies. The college was established in 2002 by Director Mark Geller, Esq. who established also Legal Data Systems, Inc. First class at the college started in the following year with only 4 faculty members and less than ten students.

    The college states that its mission is to provide high quality online education to students who plan to work in the paralegal field and prefer distance learning.

    The college offers paralegal certificate, associates and bachelor degree programs. It also has a graduate division, National Juris University, which offers master’s degree programs.  Classes are delivered in real-time through an online visual and audio platform which is known as synchronous learning. Courses include biweekly online in addition to books written specifically for the college. The books are available to the public free of charge and are used as references by many authors. National Paralegal is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. It accepts credit transfer from institutes that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as well as those recommended by National CCRS.

    NPC School Facts

    • Years Estd.2002
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Northern Arizona University Seal

    Northern Arizona University

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona
    • 29,021 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 28,937 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northern Arizona University is a public research university with several campuses in Arizona State. The university was established in 1899 as the Northern Arizona Normal School. First class at the school consisted of 23 students who were taught by 2 faculty members, one of them was the school president. The school first graduation included 4 students who were recognized as teachers approved to work in Arizona. In 1925, the school which was then called Northern Arizona State Teachers College was recognized by the Arizona State Legislature as a bachelor granting institute. Four years later, the college changed its name to “Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff”. The college started offering graduate programs in 1937. Two years later, Arizona State awarded the first degree to a Hopi highlighting its ethnic tolerance and diverse student body. During the World War II, the college became a member of the Navy V-12 program with the student enrollment dropping sharply. The college expanded the range of offered programs changing its name in 1945 to Arizona State College at Flagstaff before its name was changed again in 1958 to Arizona State College. It finally achieved the university status in 1966 changing its name to the current name.

    The university main campus is located in Flagstaff at 2,120 meters above sea level. Additionally, the university operates more than 30 branch campuses besides offering online programs. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Lumberjacks, compete in the NCAA Division I as members of the Big Sky Conference. Its official colors are blue and gold while its mascot is called Louie the Lumberjack.

    The university is divided into 7 colleges the W.A. Franke College of Business and a graduate studies college. It offers 91 bachelor, 49 master’s and 11 doctoral degree programs. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Northern Arizona School Facts

    • Years Estd.1899
    • NicknameLumberjacks
    • MascotLouie the Lumberjack
    • ColorsBlue and gold
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Northern Arizona Alumni

    • Seamus Dever

      Entertainment & Arts

      actor in "Caste"

    • Dave Cahill

      Professional Sports

      NFL player

    • Robin Braun

      Politics & Law

      United States Navy rear admiral

    • Raul Hector Castro

      Politics & Law

      former Arizona Governor and former U.S. Ambassador

    • Jim Rathburn

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award Winning Music Producer


  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

    Tucson, Arizona

    • 2,023 Total Students
    • 25 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Pima Medical Institute (PMI) is a private for-profit higher education institute located in Tucson, Arizona. The institute was established in by Richard Luebke, Sr. and his wife, JoAnn in 1972. The college initially started by offering nursing assistant program. It later expanded its programs to offer several allied health care programs. The college facilities also grew during these years to include 17 current campuses distributed on 8 different states. In 2006, PMI started offering online degree programs.

    The institute currently offers 5 bachelor and 14 associate degree programs. It also offers 10 professional certification programs and 2 additional courses. Different programs are offered at each campus. PMI is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. It is currently the largest independent private allied health school in the United States. There are several financial aid programs available at the college offering financial support to the students.

    PMI School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Prescott College Seal

    Prescott College

    Prescott, Arizona

    • 819 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 328 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Prescott College is a private liberal arts college located in Prescott, Arizona. The college was established in 1965 by the Ford Foundation who gathered a group of educators from around the United States. The college was originally built on a 200-acre campus located outside Prescott. The college went bankrupt because of poor financial status and loss of donations. In response to this situation, faculty and students worked together to establish the Prescott Center for Alternative Education and the college became known since then as “The College That Wouldn’t Die”. Classes were held in 1975 in the basement of the historic Hassayampa Hotel in downtown Prescott in addition to the homes of students and faculty. Afterwards, the college started acquiring the buildings of the current campus as well as acquiring the legal rights to use the name Prescott College. In 2012, the college completed $7.4 million sustainable housing project known as the Village. It is a LEED platinum facility. In the following year, the college rented one of the Village buildings to Embry-Riddle University. In 2016, the college acquired the Frantz Fanon Community Strategy Center through a student-led initiative.

    The college states that its mission is to educate students from various backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance the world community and environment. Prominent buidlings on campus include Garvey Welcome Center, Manzanita, Ponderosa, Crossroads Center South and North, and Prickly Pear. The college has a mountain biking team which is registered with USA cycling.

    The college offers 8 undergraduate degree programs and 8 graduate programs. Additionally, it offers 9 online undergraduate programs and an online graduate program. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association for Experiential Education.

    PC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1966
    • MottoFor the Liberal Arts, the Environment and Social Justice
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous PC Alumni

    • Cody Lundin

      Education & Advocacy

      survival instructor at the Aboriginal Living Skills School

    • Gary Paul Nabhan

      Social Advocacy & Service

      pioneer in the local food movement and the heirloom seed saving movement

    • Charlene Pesquiera

      Politics & Law

      Democratic politician from the US state of Arizona

    • Lisa Stephanie Popeil

      Entertainment & Arts

      creator of the Voiceworks® Method and as a voice coach, specializes in the pedagogy of vocal styles

    • Kathleen Stephens

      Politics & Law

      former United States ambassador to South Korea


  • University of Arizona Seal

    University of Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona

    University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
    • 42,595 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 35,408 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UA is a public research higher education institute which traces its beginning to when it was chartered as a university by the legislature in the year 1885. It was founded under the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862. With the site for the institute selected, it initially began as a normal school. It eventually made progress in its academic offerings while also expanding its physical outreach.

    The present day University of Arizona is based in Tucson, Arizona and is part of the Association of American Universities. The university is engaged in research, intellectual discovery, knowledge exchange and hence putting its students on the way of success and global leadership.

    Student life at UA is diverse and consists of extracurricular activities that help students in grow in more than a single field. At the campus students have a central activity space called the Student Union providing game rooms, space for events and meetings, or simply serving as a place for hanging out with friends. Leadership opportunities exist through range of student run cubs and organisations, the student Government, the Blue Chip program and the Greek Life. All these serve as social platforms, providing leadership awareness and experience and also as active campus involvement. The campus also holds many cultural, recreational, academic as well as social events all year round and some traditional ones are Family Weekend, Homecoming, Spring Fling, exhibits in galleries and museums etc. There are also performing arts events such as concerts, dance, theatre productions, poetry workshops and others. The campus also offers career development and success programs training students for gainful employment. There is also campus athletic participation at NCAA division I. The teams are called ‘Wildcats’, the mascot is ‘Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat’ and the official colors are Cardinal Red and Navy Blue.

    Academic programs at UA are 129 Bachelors, 137 Masters and, 94 Doctoral degrees programs, four specialist and three Professional practice programs. Its prominent facilities/departments are Zuckerman College of Public Health, Eller Graduate School of Management, James E. Rogers College of Law, Harvill Lecture Hall, Yuma Hall, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, McKale Memorial Center and others.

    UA School Facts

    • Years Estd.Chartered 1885
    • NicknameWildcats
    • MascotWilbur and Wilma Wildcat
    • Motto"Bear Down, Arizona" The seal of the university is emblazoned with the word "Sursum", Latin for "Upwards".
    • ColorsRed and Blue
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UA Alumni

    • Betsey Bayless

      Politics & Law

      Arizona Secretary of State from 1997 to 2003

    • Howard Hart

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Central Intelligence Agency officer

    • Spencer W. Kimball

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    • William Rathje

      Education & Advocacy

      Pioneer of garbology and professor emeritus of archaeology

    • Lee Giles

      Science & Medicine

      Computer scientist and co-creator of CiteSeer; also David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University

    • Joan Ganz Cooney

      Entertainment & Arts

      Creator of Sesame Street

    • Richard Russo

      Entertainment & Arts

      Pulitzer Prize winner for his novel Empire Falls

    • Bill Augustine

      Business & Industry

      Founder of Healthlink Incorporated

    • William M. Grace

      Business & Industry

      Real estate developer and casino owner

    • Daniel W. Bradley

      Science & Medicine

      Co-discoverer of Hepatitis C

    • Ryk Neethling

      Professional Sports

      NCAA National Champion swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist


  • University of Arizona-South Seal

    University of Arizona-South

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    • 493 Total Students
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UA South is a public higher education institute that traces its roots to the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature passed in year 1885 that set aside money for establishment of a university in the region. With land for the institute secured, the first classes were held in the year 1891. Gradually improving its programs, by 1970s the institute only offered upper division and graduate programs.

    It was in 1995 that the campus was officially made into a university and by 1999 was renamed as University of Arizona-South. It is based in Sierra Vista, Arizona and offers education which is technologically integrated, focused on innovation and which is affordable as well accessible through its campuses in Santa Cruz, Pima, Yuma and Pinal Counties and online education.

    Students find a number of opportunities at the campus of UA South. There are a limited number of student run organisations and clubs nevertheless provide cover a range of activities, all of which are important for student development. There is ASUAS which is the Student Government on campus. Taking part in this, the students get to learn running offices and committees, leadership skills and also get to represent the campus student population. These also work towards planning and organising student activities – academic, extracurricular, events, community engagement and others. The Gamma Beta Phi Society is the university’s Honor Society. Two other organisations running on the campus are IEEE – Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional organisation and MACS – Math and Computer Science Club. These provide great many opportunities for the students to form professional as well as personal connections. There are also unique university traditions which also serve as socialising opportunities while also providing entertainment; these include Welcome Back Bash, Celebration Sunrise, and others. Additional student support services include academic assistance through tutoring and career services for helping students find meaningful opportunities and to help with a great career start.

    Academic programs at the UA South consist of 19 Bachelors degree, two Masters degree and 76 Certificate programs.

    UA South School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable


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  • Arizona College – Mesa

    Mesa, Arizona

    • 367 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Arizona College has served the community of Phoenix, Arizona for 20 years and more providing with healthcare education. The Mesa campus is the second campus that the college has opened in the region; the other one being the Glendale campus. Through this new campus, the college aims to serve the areas of East Valley, Gilbert, Chandler and other encompassing areas with its experience and knowledge resources in the healthcare profession.

    Supporting the community through preparation of dedicated and responsible healthcare professionals, the Mesa campus offers a range of programs and a range of fields. With its accreditations by nationally recognized agencies, the college is keeping no boundaries in serving those individuals looking for a bright career in the health and medical industry.

    At Mesa campus at the college, maintaining its legacy of dedication towards the health and medical industry, the college provides every resource that is needed for a great career ahead. The campus conducts lecture in multimedia supported rooms, the students are provided opportunities for training in their chosen fields, assisted by successful professionals in their fields. Laboratories have been set up, equipped with the tools for a real time experience with the work. The campus life is not with student activities. The students are also offered financial assistance which is aimed at reducing their burden and making their educational journey better focused on career training and preparation for a responsible profession ahead. Through Career Assistance at the campus, the college aims to provide its students with the best career opportunities for a head start.

    The college campus at Mesa provides academic programs in varied healthcare and medical disciplines. Presently, it offers Diplomas and Associate programs for Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapist, Health Information Specialist, or Pharmacy Technician and in Health Information Technology. The campus plans to add more programs in the near future.

    Arizona College School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • CollegeAmerica

    Phoenix, Arizona

    • 632 Total Students
    • 25 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    CA is a private and non profit higher education institute that was established in the year 1964. It was known as the Northern Arizona College of Health Careers. As the college found success in its programs and academics, it expanded by starting campuses in other regions. It was in 1993 that the college took over Career Development Institute (CDI) and made it into its branch campus. It was renamed as CollegeAmerica Denver.

    The college further multiplied itself and presently operates in four other locations besides Denver; in Fort Collins (est. 2001), Flagstaff (est. 2001), Colorado Springs (est. 2002) and Phoenix (est. 2004).  Since its beginning, CollegeAmerica is committed to help you start a successful career prepared and trained with best resources, offering the best value for your money.

    A rich, resourceful and comprehensive student experience is vital to the education offered by CA. The most important and easiest for the students is to look for their desired program and get enrolled. As the students get enrolled and start their journeys at the college, they are continuously supported and assisted throughout their entire time of the studies and even beyond. Student support begins with small classroom experience and personalised attention. Students facing academic problems are also provided tutoring services without extra cost. Students also get in touch with their teachers easily through chat, email or phone.  It is also realised that after-education journey is even more important for students and so the college offers career services. Not only are students trained for careers through their studies but also provided career mentors that assist students through one to one mentorship. Students are prepared to look for the right jobs, develop a professional network, prepare resumes and also taught ways to succeed at interviews. The college has its official colors which are Red, White and Blue.

    The academic programs offered are seven Associate degrees, 14 Bachelors degree prig rams and five Master’s degree programs. It offers programs in four fields of study; Healthcare, Business, Graphic Arts, and Technology.

    CA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1964
    • ColorsRed, White and Blue
    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale, Arizona
    • 17 Total Students
    • No Online Programs

    Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin, is a specialized school offering Master of Architecture degree. It is located in Scottsdale, Arizona in a location that was the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright and school in the desert since 1937. Wright bought this 620 acres land in 1937 at a price of 3.5$ an acre, however, investment in this desert place was at very high cost that digging a well for water supply cost more than 10,000 $. The first class at the school started in 1932 with a group of 23 apprentices

    The design of the campus shows very strong passion towards the desert with its walls and structures made of rocks from the surrounding environment avoiding as much as possible materials that need to be transported to the site from outside. The campus also makes use of natural light to the maximum possible degree.  All of the building in Wright’s complex were built by students of the architecture school and were designed in the drafting room at Taliesin West. The campus is also the home for The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It was recognized in the early 1980s as a National Historic Landmark.

    Students studying spend the winter at the main campus in Scottsdale while they spend the summer in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Students remain as full time residence in both campuses to get involved in life with their surrounding architecture and environment. They are also offered the option to live in experimental desert shelters during their whole residence or part of it.

    Taliesin School Facts

    • LocationArizona
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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