Universities & Colleges in Greater Phoenix
Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities in the United States with over 98,000 students enrolled. It was named the #1 most innovative school in the country three years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. ASU is also in the top 1 percent of the world’s most prestigious universities, according to 2018 rankings announced by Times Higher Education.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offering degrees in aviation, aeronautics, engineering, cyber intelligence and mathematics.
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian university with over 200 academic programs and more than 79,000 students enrolled. It is also home to the West Valley Cyber Warfare Range, a hands-on learning experience for students to fine-tune their skills before heading off into the post-college world.
Maricopa Community Colleges is the largest community college system in the U.S. with more than 950 occupational programs, 31 academic certifications and 9 academic associate degrees. It is the largest provider of job training and healthcare workers in Arizona, educating and providing training to more than 200,000 annually.
Midwestern University is an established leader in healthcare education, offering programs that focus on the sciences, hands-on experience in clinical rotations, and a patient-focused perspective.
Northern Arizona University offers 158 degree programs to more than 30,000 students. The engineering program earned a ranking of 57th among all engineering schools whose highest degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s by U.S. News & World Report’s. NAU is partnered with the University of Arizona to allow students to reap the benefits of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC), a 30-acre medical and bioscience campus located in downtown Phoenix.
Ottawa University is an institution with over 4,000 students enrolled in residential campuses in Ottawa, KS and Surprise, AZ, and with adult and graduate studies campuses in Phoenix, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and online. The university is student-centered and technology-enabled.
University of Advancing Technology has more than 800 students enrolled, primarily in technology-focused programs, including computer science. UAT’s Mission is to educate students in advancing technology who innovate for our future.
University of Arizona is the #4 public university in Arizona, according to U.S. News & World Report, with more than 44,500 students enrolled. It is a top 25 accessible institution for aspiring STEM students, according to Money Magazine. After graduation, 56% of UA graduates remain in Arizona and 81% remain in the West.
University of Phoenix is the largest private university in the United States focused on business curriculum. The learning model of the University is designed to provide an active, engaging learning environment that allows for practical application of knowledge and skills.