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104 Colleges
164,495 Yearly Graduations
$38,421 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,571 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arizona ranked #8 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 164,495 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,605 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,426 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,643 per year.

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Private for-profit Public vs. Private
29,222 Yearly Degrees
$9,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 72,485 undergraduates at UOPX - Arizona, of which 72,485 are full-time, and there are 94,724 students altogether. For undergraduates at UOPX - Arizona, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,207 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
24,004 Yearly Degrees
$17,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grand Canyon University is 96,211, of which 58,997 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,406 are full-time. For undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 65% are women.

70% of Grand Canyon University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
14,602 Yearly Degrees
$11,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - Tempe is 53,286, of which 44,461 students are undergraduates and of those, 41,182 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at ASU - Tempe is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at ASU - Tempe take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,636 a year. ASU - Tempe has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
11,600 Yearly Degrees
$12,379 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 34,516 undergraduates at University of Arizona, of which 28,972 are full-time, and there are 44,577 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Arizona is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at University of Arizona take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,744 a year. University of Arizona has a 6.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Arizona is $36,900.

#5

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
8,365 Yearly Degrees
$11,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,733 students at NAU in total, 26,511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,731 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at NAU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,822 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#6

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
8,279 Yearly Degrees
$9,123 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 34,540 undergraduates at ASU - Skysong, of which 13,369 are full-time, and there are 45,073 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,636 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from ASU - Skysong with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
5,262 Yearly Degrees
$2,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pima Community College is 19,512, which includes 4,708 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pima County Community College District is $25,800.

#8

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,709 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,054 students at Glendale Community College in total, 5,458 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

10% of Glendale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,004 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#9

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,433 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,121 full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College, and 20,351 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

14% of Mesa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,396 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mesa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,264 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,171 full-time undergraduates at Rio Salado College, and 19,103 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Rio Salado College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,965 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rio Salado College is $31,600.

Public Public vs. Private
3,724 Yearly Degrees
$11,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,420 students at ASU - Downtown Phoenix in total, 8,513 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,827 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at ASU - Downtown Phoenix is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 26% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at ASU - Downtown Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,611 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,959 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chandler-Gilbert Community College is 15,585, which includes 4,353 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,111 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chandler-Gilbert Community College is $32,200.

Public Public vs. Private
2,333 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,120 students at Estrella Mountain Community College in total, 3,258 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,280 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#14

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,245 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,109 students at Phoenix College in total, 2,832 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

7% of Phoenix College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Phoenix College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,168 Yearly Degrees
$2,112 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cochise County Community College District is 3,672, which includes 1,477 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

7% of Cochise College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,966 a year. Cochise College has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cochise College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,056 Yearly Degrees
$2,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona Western College is 7,500, which includes 2,071 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

3% of AWC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,916 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,900 students at Paradise Valley Community College in total, 2,307 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Paradise Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,196 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,300 during the early-career years.

#18

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,765 Yearly Degrees
$2,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,762 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Arizona College, and 6,027 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Eastern Arizona College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,042 a year.

Students who graduate from Eastern Arizona College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Yavapai College

Prescott, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,726 Yearly Degrees
$2,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,428 students at Yavapai College in total, 1,627 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Yavapai College is $25,400.

#20

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,625 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,602 students at Scottsdale Community College in total, 2,151 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Scottsdale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,473 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Scottsdale Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,564 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,067 students at GateWay Community College in total, 1,283 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at GateWay Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

#22

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,434 Yearly Degrees
$2,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Arizona College is 4,793, which includes 1,557 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Pinal County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,214 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pinal County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,347 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is 1,931, which includes 1,931 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,802 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Tucson is $26,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,346 Yearly Degrees
$10,803 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - Polytechnic is 5,243, of which 4,611 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,030 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 65% are men and 35% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. ASU - Polytechnic has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,178 Yearly Degrees
$10,803 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - West is 4,929, of which 4,601 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,076 are full-time. ASU - West has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at ASU - West take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,419 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

Other Arizona Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Midwestern University - Glendale 1,166
27 Universal Technical Institute - Avondale 1,095
28 Carrington College, Phoenix North 1,022
29 South Mountain Community College 997
30 Sonoran Desert Institute 848
31 Mohave Community College 776
32 Northland Pioneer College 738
33 The Refrigeration School 684
34 Coconino Community College 673
35 Pima Medical Institute - Mesa 654
36 GateWay Community College - Central City 623
37 Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix 590
38 Universal Technical Institute - Phoenix 533
39 East Valley Institute of Technology 525
40 Pima Medical Institute - East Valley 523
41 Bryan University 511
42 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 487
43 Brookline College - Phoenix 460
44 Studio Academy of Beauty 420
45 Arizona Automotive Institute 417
46 Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences 353
47 Arizona College - Glendale 347
48 Turning Point Beauty College 280
49 Penrose Academy 255
50 Ottawa University - Phoenix 239
51 Arizona College - Mesa 230
52 Chamberlain University - Arizona 227
53 Regional Center for Border Health 226
54 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Mesa 225
55 Arizona School of Integrative Studies 221
56 Prescott College 215
57 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts 212
58 National Paralegal College 209
59 HDS Truck Driving Institute 204
60 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Phoenix 192
61 DeVry University - Arizona 188
62 Dine College 187
63 Brookline College - Tempe 183
64 Florida Career College - UEI College - Phoenix 182
65 University of Arizona-South 169
66 Aveda Institute - Phoenix 162
67 University of Advancing Technology 154
68 Arizona Christian University 140
69 Brookline College - Tucson 138
70 CollegeAmerica - Phoenix 133
71 Arizona Culinary Institute 112
72 Aveda Institute - Tucson 102
73 Allen School - Phoenix 93
74 Empire Beauty School-Avondale 80
75 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences 71
76 Paul Mitchell the School Phoenix 62
77 Tucson College of Beauty 61
78 Sessions College for Professional Design 55
79 Ottawa University - Surprise 54
80 Xtylo Beauty College 50
80 Phoenix Seminary 50
82 Empire Beauty School-Tucson 46
83 Pure Aesthetics 44
84 Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix 43
84 TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy 43
86 Arizona Academy of Beauty - East 37
87 Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery 34
88 American Institute of Interior Design 31
89 Empire Beauty School-Chandler 30
90 Tohono O’Odham Community College 29
90 Arizona College - Tempe 29
92 Empire Beauty School-Flagstaff 27
93 All Beauty College 25
93 Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture 25
95 CollegeAmerica - Flagstaff 22
96 Southwest University of Visual Arts - Tucson 19
97 International Barber College 17
97 Charles of Italy Beauty College 17
99 All Beauty College 15
100 International Baptist College and Seminary 12
101 All Beauty College 8
102 The School of Architecture 7
103 Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 6
104 Kor Beauty Academy 0

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