Arizona

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad_cliff_notes Ad_open_courseware Never-leave-home

130 Colleges in Arizona

So you want to attend college in Arizona?

If you call Arizona home or are Arizona implant, there are plenty reasons that you may want to attend college locally, ranging from local friends to sports opportunities.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top-ranking schools in Arizona state were:

  1. Northern Arizona University - located in Flagstaff, it was ranked 33rd in the nation
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, it was ranked 45th in the nation
  3. University of Phoenix-Online Campus - located in Phoenix, it was ranked 49th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Arizona has 3,009,372 college students. Of these students, approximately 21.6% are enrolled in one of the 570 bachelor's degree programs offered at Arizona schools. Arizona's 573 master's or Ph.D.-level programs have an enrollment of about 168,830 students, which is 21.7% of Arizona students. The rest of Arizona's college students are enrolled in one of Arizona's 1,496 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Arizona, the most popular fields to get degrees in are:

  1. Healthcare - 9% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 7% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Allied Health - 4% of students graduated from allied health programs

Tuition

The average cost of in-state tuition at Arizona schools was $5,474 per year in 2011, with highest tuition costs being $38,000 per year and the lowest being $805 per year. In 2011, the following schools charged the highest tuition rates:

  1. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - located in Scottsdale, it charged students a tuition of $38,000 per year
  2. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott - located in Prescott, it charged students a tuition of $29,428 per year
  3. The Art Center Design College-Tucson - located in Tucson, it charged students a tuition of $27,125 per year

The lowest tuition rates in Arizona were charged at the following schools:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, it charged students a tuition of $805 per year
  2. Tohono O'Odham Community College - located in Sells, it charged students a tuition of $1,354 per year
  3. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, it charged students a tuition of $1,412 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Arizona received $670,921,409 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 73% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the following Arizona colleges and universities provided the highest amount of institutional financial aid to students:

Arizona Student Demographics

The average student population at Arizona schools is 6,317 students. 12 of Arizona's 130 schools have over 10,000 students each. The Arizona schools with the most number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. University of Phoenix-Online Campus - located in Phoenix, it had 291,070 students
  2. Arizona State University - located in Tempe, it had 68,064 students
  3. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, it had 38,767 students

In 2010, the Arizona schools with the smallest student population were:

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture - located in Scottsdale, it had 30 students
  2. Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery - located in Phoenix, it had 35 students
  3. Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley - located in Phoenix, it had 56 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, 222,228 students graduated from colleges and universities in Arizona. The following Arizona colleges and universities had the highest graduation rates in 2010:

  1. Regency Beauty Institute-East Tucson - located in Tucson, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. East Valley Institute of Technology - located in Mesa, it had a graduation rate of 92%
  3. Maricopa Skill Center - located in Phoenix, it had a graduation rate of 89%

The following Arizona colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. University of Phoenix-Online Campus - located in Phoenix, it had a graduation rate of 4%
  2. Western International University - located in Phoenix, it had a graduation rate of 6%
  3. Coconino County Community College - located in Flagstaff, it had a graduation rate of 8%

Diversity

Colleges and universities in Arizona have a relatively diverse student population. In 2009, an average of 53% of undergraduate students were from ethnically-diverse backgrounds. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Arizona colleges and universities was 3 to 10. In 2009, approximately 61% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The Arizona schools with the most diverse student populations were:

  1. Regency Beauty Institute-Mesa - located in Mesa, 99% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Regency Beauty Institute-Tolleson - located in Phoenix, 99% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Dine College - located in Tsaile, 98% of students were from minority backgrounds

Arizona Faculty Demographics

While the student population at Arizona colleges and universities is very diverse, the faculty at Arizona schools is not diverse. In 2009, 25% of faculty at Arizona schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. The female to male ratio amongst Arizona faculty was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 4 faculty at Arizona schools. The Arizona schools with the largest faculty to student ratio were:

  1. Arizona Academy of Beauty Inc
  2. Charles of Italy Beauty College
  3. Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

All subjects in Arizona

 

Not sure what to study?

Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Arizona!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 78,090 $25,110 $25,000 3.3%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 48,830 $28,780 $28,240 -15.2%
3
General and Operations Managers+ 41,910 $102,650 $113,100 49.5%
4
Registered Nurses+ 41,730 $70,220 $67,720 34.6%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 33,290 $31,060 $32,000 24.5%
6
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 28,840 $49,950 $50,770 9.2%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 28,450 $35,960 $35,340 -6.0%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 25,500 $39,650 $39,890 21.9%
9
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 24,510 $41,600 $45,860 -20.3%
10
Home Health Aides+ 21,280 $21,710 $21,760 140.2%
11
Accountants and Auditors+ 21,230 $60,310 $68,960 -1.3%
12
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 21,090 $42,110 $54,330 -43.3%
13
Security Guards+ 21,040 $25,050 $26,870 -0.2%
14
Cooks, Restaurant+ 18,650 $22,210 $23,260 10.4%
15
Construction Laborers+ 18,050 $29,480 $33,590 -31.5%
16
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 17,460 $26,040 $25,140 -6.1%
17
Cooks, Fast Food+ 15,710 $18,500 $18,540 10.7%
18
Carpenters+ 13,660 $40,050 $43,890 -57.3%
19
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 13,400 $40,850 $42,780 47.9%
20
Medical Assistants+ 13,050 $31,250 $29,760 64.4%
21
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 12,270 $59,330 $55,620 -6.7%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 12,110 $38,110 $38,200 -13.8%
23
Management Analysts+ 10,740 $68,730 $87,260 6.5%
24
Medical Secretaries+ 9,110 $30,910 $31,820 90.2%
25
Lawyers+ 8,960 $113,040 $129,440 10.5%
26
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 8,740 $34,560 $33,270 2.8%
27
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 8,620 $48,390 $41,360 -2.0%
28
Electricians+ 8,460 $44,280 $51,810 -26.3%
29
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 8,000 $42,040 $54,880 18.5%
30
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 7,770 $62,830 $62,260 -27.5%
31
Financial Managers+ 7,490 $100,130 $116,970 -19.3%
32
Loan Officers+ 7,440 $67,780 $65,900 1.5%
33
Sales Managers+ 7,350 $96,920 $114,110 -7.2%
34
Pharmacy Technicians+ 7,020 $30,680 $29,330 24.2%
35
Computer Programmers+ 6,710 $74,420 $74,900
36
Software Developers, Applications+ 6,580 $89,820 $90,410
37
Dental Assistants+ 6,530 $34,030 $34,140 19.8%
38
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 6,520 $87,380 $93,670 35.6%
39
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 6,440 $26,510 $29,200 8.2%
40
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 6,370 $28,800 $30,100 44.8%
41
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 6,070 $24,380 $26,510 32.0%
42
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 5,910 $55,280 $60,160 24.2%
43
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 5,690 $72,390 $95,130
44
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 5,630 $42,550 $50,360 -31.8%
45
Administrative Services Managers+ 5,410 $67,110 $84,390 15.1%
46
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 5,310 $180,740 $180,870 176.6%
47
Detectives and Criminal Investigators+ 5,230 $71,560 $73,010 207.6%
48
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 5,060 $37,560 $43,850 39.8%
49
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 4,940 $25,380 $24,180 3.8%
50
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 4,940 $47,780 $49,640 56.8%