Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers
Learn more about the education ecosystem in Greater Phoenix
The Greater Phoenix region offers a skilled, diverse workforce that is continuously fueled by globally recognized universities and community colleges. These institutions prepare highly qualified graduates for in-demand disciplines within established and emerging industries.
Arizona State University, Maricopa Community Colleges, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are among the more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning that prepare the region’s workforce.
Greater Phoenix has an extremely competitive workforce in regards to training, quality and availability of workers while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation. Projected employment growth over the next decade is 17 percent, compared to the national average of 11 percent. With a median age of 35.4, the region’s population is one of the youngest in the nation.