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So you're from Tempe, AZ?

Fortunately for you, Tempe, AZ offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Tempe College and University Demographics

There are a total of 363 degree and certificate programs offered at Tempe's 10 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from botany/plant biology to creative writing to city/urban, community and regional planning.

Arizona State University is the top-ranked school in Tempe. It was ranked 56th in the nation in 2010. Arizona State University has a student population of approximately 68,064. Business is the most popular course of study at Arizona State University.

Tuition

On average, colleges and universities in Tempe schools charge students $4,711 per year in tuition fees. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Tempe, compare the tuition at University of Advancing Technology, which charges students $19,200 per year, to the tuition at Rio Salado College, which charges students $1,734 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $221,058,977 in financial aid was received by students at Tempe colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $214,668,957 of this aid. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Tempe was Arizona State University, which gave students $163,321,000 in institutional financial aid.

Tempe Student Demographics

Approximately 12% of Arizona students were enrolled in Tempe colleges in 2010. That is 94,139 students. With 68,064 students, Arizona State University had the highest total student enrollment in Tempe. On the other hand, with only 97 students, Carsten Aveda Institute had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 69% of students who enroll as first year students at Tempe schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Tempe schools is approximately 56%. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts has a graduation rate of 84%, which is the highest in amongst Tempe schools. The lowest graduation rate is 33% for Lamson College.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Tempe schools is 56 to 44. 31% of Tempe college students are older than 24 years. For every 100 Tempe college students, 37 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The highest percentage of diverse students in Tempe in 2009 was at Lamson College, which had a minority student population that was 64% of the total student population of the school.

Tempe Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Tempe colleges and universities was 2,211. 48% of faculty members at Tempe schools were female. 21% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

The average faculty to student ratio for Tempe schools was 1 to 60 in 2009. Brillare Hairdressing Academy had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Tempe.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 56,650 $25,480 $25,000 2.6%
2
Office Clerks, General 35,430 $29,590 $28,240
3
General and Operations Managers 30,400 $106,880 $113,100 50.5%
4
Registered Nurses 26,610 $72,130 $67,720 17.4%
5
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 21,100 $52,180 $50,770 10.2%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 20,830 $31,650 $32,000 14.8%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 20,690 $36,900 $35,340 -1.2%
8
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 18,750 $42,370 $45,860 -15.3%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 18,500 $40,280 $39,890 28.3%
10
Accountants and Auditors 16,540 $59,380 $68,960 -1.2%
11
Security Guards 15,740 $24,980 $26,870 3.1%
12
Home Health Aides 14,370 $21,650 $21,760 177.4%
13
Construction Laborers 14,350 $29,450 $33,590 -21.4%
14
Cooks, Restaurant 13,270 $22,490 $23,260 16.6%
15
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 12,650 $42,710 $54,330 -51.0%
16
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 10,830 $25,990 $25,140 -8.8%
17
Cooks, Fast Food 10,650 $18,730 $18,540 14.5%
18
Carpenters 9,340 $40,430 $43,890 -61.7%
19
Medical Assistants 8,990 $32,070 $29,760 83.1%
20
Correctional Officers and Jailers 8,690 $41,930 $42,780 70.7%
21
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 8,510 $61,820 $55,620 10.4%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 8,150 $38,770 $38,200 -17.8%
23
Lawyers 6,960 $117,520 $129,440 11.9%
24
Loan Officers 6,580 $68,780 $65,900 6.8%
25
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,490 $35,380 $33,270 6.4%
26
Medical Secretaries 6,270 $31,850 $31,820 90.0%
27
Electricians 6,000 $45,840 $51,810 -27.9%
28
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,900 $49,870 $41,360 -1.0%
29
Sales Managers 5,890 $100,500 $114,110 -6.5%
30
Financial Managers 5,690 $103,980 $116,970 -20.8%
31
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5,520 $66,570 $62,260 -28.6%
32
Software Developers, Applications 5,510 $92,410 $90,410
33
Computer Programmers 5,190 $75,910 $74,900
34
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4,970 $75,720 $95,130 14.0%
35
Dental Assistants 4,740 $34,370 $34,140 25.4%
36
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 4,690 $24,310 $26,510 44.3%
37
Pharmacy Technicians 4,480 $30,850 $29,330 12.0%
38
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,450 $87,340 $93,670 54.0%
39
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 4,370 $27,580 $29,200 6.3%
40
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,310 $56,150 $60,160 33.9%
41
Credit Analysts 4,200 $61,940 $68,180 89.2%
42
Social and Human Service Assistants 4,150 $29,120 $30,100 62.1%
43
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,140 $177,440 $180,870 290.6%
44
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,020 $48,950 $49,640 66.1%
45
Administrative Services Managers 4,010 $68,370 $84,390 20.8%
46
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3,940 $44,310 $50,360 -32.4%
47
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,930 $40,730 $54,880 54.1%
48
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,620 $51,360 $56,690 -23.0%
49
Food Service Managers 3,480 $53,780 $52,220 -2.5%
50
Financial Analysts 3,480 $66,320 $86,040 20.4%