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Schools Offering Science Programs in Arizona

Each year, approximately 2.7% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in science. That means an estimated 6,072 science professionals graduate from Arizona's 34 science schools each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 669 students graduated with a degree in science from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Tuition at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It is located in Prescott. 69 students graduated with degree in science from Prescott College in 2010. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a science program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 7 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus science program. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Arizona science school, average tuition will be $6,565 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $805 per year to $29,428 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott - located in Prescott, students are charged $29,428 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year

The science schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, students are charged $805 per year
  2. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  3. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year

A science degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Arizona. Arizona had 4,260 science professionals in 2010. 340 of these science professionals were life scientists, 1,120 were environmental scientists, and 870 were biology professors. The largest populations of Arizona science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 2,860 science professionals
  2. Pima County - 690 science professionals
  3. Yuma County - 40 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in Arizona will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,630 science professionals working in Arizona. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 37% by 2018.


On average, science professionals earn a salary of $71,334 per year in Arizona state. However, Arizona science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,110 per year to more than $130,980 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $75,958 per year
  2. Yuma County - $65,370 per year
  3. Pima County - $62,820 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for science professional:

  1. Coconino County - $51,240 per year
  2. Pima County - $62,820 per year
  3. Yuma County - $65,370 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Biology Professor - $91,390 per year
  2. Biophysics Scientist - $86,220 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $80,580 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Environmental Scientist - $55,480 per year
  2. Science Professor - $50,290 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Arizona
  • Certificate in Science in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,484 miles from location Northcentral University Prescott Valley AZ 8.12951 n/a 8,376
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 6,185
7,484 miles from location University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus Phoenix AZ 8.96636 n/a 5,531
7,488 miles from location South Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ 9.12971 n/a 5,444
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
7,439 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Tucson AZ 9.04499 n/a 2,170
7,492 miles from location Midwestern University Glendale AZ 0.436983 n/a 2,070
7,289 miles from location Dine College Tsaile AZ 4.49402 n/a 1,935
7,491 miles from location Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott AZ 25.5283 36% 1,672
7,489 miles from location Ottawa University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 2.73172 n/a 1,127
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 1.18787 n/a 885
7,484 miles from location Arizona Christian University Phoenix AZ 22.2073 56% 401
7,438 miles from location College America Flagstaff AZ 20.8117 n/a 279

Curious what studying Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + n/a $50,290
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 1,120 $55,480 33.3%
Chemists + 1,010 $66,470 32.9%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 870 $91,390 45.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 660 $80,580 46.7%
Life Scientists, All Other + 340 $68,910 325.0%
Physicists + 260 $86,220 23.8%

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