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:
- Accountants and auditors: $60,310
- Computer support specialists: $48,240
- Elementary school teachers: $42,110
- General and operations managers:
- Postsecondary teachers: $102,650
- Registered nurses: $70,220
- 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.