Arizona Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Arizona

Arizona has a lot to offer students. Students flock to Phoenix for a number of reasons: concerts, cuisine, nightlife, sporting events and even college. When class is out, students can cross-country ski in the north of the state, raft the Colorado River or explore spas and visual arts in Sedona. There are microbreweries, Southwest food festivals, prickly pear margaritas, and dance clubs from country western to hip-hop. Whether your campus is in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe or Yuma--or online wherever you have Internet access--you'll find college degree programs to help prepare you for success.

The Arizona economy and top employers

Historically, the Arizona economy was built on the foundation of cotton, mining, agriculture and ranching. Today, the state has added extensive sectors in aviation/aerospace, health care, tourism and technology. Top employers in the state include Intel Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon Missile Systems, University of Arizona and more. Some of the jobs with the top number of openings and the mean earned wages associated with them were, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $60,310
  2. Computer support specialists: $48,240
  3. Elementary school teachers: $42,110
  4. General and operations managers:
  5. Postsecondary teachers: $102,650
  6. Registered nurses: $70,220
  7. Secondary school teachers: $43,880

If you love the desert, the thrill of off-campus nightlife and the challenge of outdoor recreation, consider enrolling in Arizona's campus and online college degree programs.

See also: Arizona Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Arizona

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God
Phoenix, Arizona www.aicag.edu
Arizona State University - Tempe
Tempe, AZ www.asu.edu
Arizona State University at the West Campus
Glendale, AZ www.west.asu.edu
Arizona State University East
Mesa, AZ www.east.asu.edu
Arizona State University - Online
Central Arizona College
Coolidge, AZ www.centralaz.edu
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Chandler, Arizona www.cgc.maricopa.edu/
Cochise College
Douglas, Arizona www.cochise.edu
Coconino County Community College
Flagstaff, Arizona www.coconino.edu
Dine College
Tsaile, Window Rock, Chinle, Ganado, Kayenta and Tuba City, Arizona; also Shiprock and Crownpoint, NM www.dinecollege.edu
Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ www.eac.edu
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona; also Daytona Beach, FL. Business and science degrees related to aviation and aerospace. www.erau.edu
Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale, Arizona www.emc.maricopa.edu
Gateway Community College
Phoenix, Arizona www.gatewaycc.edu
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona www.gc.maricopa.edu
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, Arizona www.gcu.edu
International Baptist College
Tempe, Arizona www.ibconline.edu
Mesa Community College
Mesa, Arizona www.mc.maricopa.edu
Mohave Community College
Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Colorado City, Fredonia, Littlefield, Arizona www.mohave.edu
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ www.nau.edu
Northland Pioneer College
Holbrook + satellite campuses, Arizona www.npc.edu
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, Arizona www.pvc.maricopa.edu
Phoenix College
Phoenix, Arizona www.pc.maricopa.edu
Pima Community College
Tucson, Arizona www.pima.edu
Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona www.prescott.edu
Rio Salado College
Tempe, Arizona www.riosalado.edu
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, Arizona www.scottsdalecc.edu
South Mountain Community College
Phoenix, Arizona www.southmountaincc.edu
Southwestern College
Phoenix, Arizona www.swcaz.edu
The Art Center Design College-Tucson
Tucson, Arizona; also Albuquerque NM. Fine arts, graphic design, advertising, interior design, web design and more. www.theartcenter.edu
University of Advancing Technology
Tempe, Arizona www.uat.edu
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ www.arizona.edu
Yavapai College
Prescott, Verde Valley, Yavapai, Arizona www.yc.edu
A. T. Still University
Arizona, multiple campuses. www.atsu.edu
Arizona Community College Board
Arizona State University Polytechnic
Arizona Western College
Yuma, Arizona www.azwestern.edu
Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ
Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix
Midwestern University
Glendale, also Downers Grove, IL www.midwestern.edu
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
Thunderbird:School of Global Management
Glendale, Arizona www.thunderbird.edu
Wayland Baptist University
Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Western Bible College of the Assemblies of God