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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

In terms of yearly graduations, Arizona is ranked #8 in the country with 164,495 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,605 per year to get their degree at a college in Arizona, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,426 per year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Arizona take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,643 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
29,222 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 80,898 full-time undergraduates at UOPX - Arizona, and 103,975 students altogether. It takes the average UOPX - Arizona undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

78% of UOPX - Arizona students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UOPX - Arizona is $28,400.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
24,004 Yearly Degrees
$10,175 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Grand Canyon University is 83,284, of which 15,998 students are full-time undergraduates. 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
$11,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - Tempe is 51,164, of which 38,814 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at ASU - Tempe is 87%, 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 84%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

34% of ASU - Tempe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,636 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU - Tempe is $38,300.

#4

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
11,600 Yearly Degrees
$11,938 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 29,325 full-time undergraduates at Arizona, and 43,751 students altogether. For undergraduates at Arizona, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

36% of Arizona students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#5

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
8,365 Yearly Degrees
$10,305 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Northern Arizona University is 31,051, of which 21,990 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NAU is 4.4 years.

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.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NAU is $34,400.

#6

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
8,279 Yearly Degrees
$6,384 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,703 full-time undergraduates at ASU - Skysong, and 31,702 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at ASU - Skysong take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 24,347 students at Pima County Community College District in total, 7,841 of which are 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%.

Students who graduate from Pima County Community College District with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,709 Yearly Degrees

There are 19,033 students at Glendale Community College in total, 6,117 of which 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%.

Students who graduate from Glendale Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,433 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,223 full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College, and 20,424 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Mesa Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

#10

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
4,264 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,210 full-time undergraduates at Rio Salado College, and 17,635 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,724 Yearly Degrees
$11,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,465 students at ASU - Downtown Phoenix in total, 7,956 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ASU - Downtown Phoenix is 4.2 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 14,906 students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in total, 4,141 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,111 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chandler-Gilbert Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,333 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,137 full-time undergraduates at Estrella Mountain Community College, and 9,788 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Estrella Mountain Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 3,015 full-time undergraduates at Phoenix College, and 11,428 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Phoenix College is $26,300.

Public Public vs. Private
2,168 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Cochise County Community College District is 3,907, of which 1,511 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Cochise College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,966 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cochise College is $23,200.

#16

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,056 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,557 students at AWC in total, 2,221 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at AWC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AWC is $22,100.

Public Public vs. Private
1,916 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,354 full-time undergraduates at Paradise Valley Community College, and 8,447 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

12% of Paradise Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Eastern Arizona College is 6,365, of which 1,957 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

1% of Eastern Arizona College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Yavapai College is 7,370, of which 1,692 students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,625 Yearly Degrees

There are 9,458 students at Scottsdale Community College in total, 2,464 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

16% of Scottsdale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,300 during the early-career years.

#21

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,564 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at GateWay Community College is 5,087, of which 1,217 students 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

The total student population at Central Arizona College is 5,405, of which 1,813 students are 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 2,300, of which 2,300 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

56% of Pima Medical Institute - Tucson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is $26,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,346 Yearly Degrees
$11,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,809 students at ASU - Polytechnic in total, 3,683 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 65% are men and 35% are women.

35% of ASU - Polytechnic students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU - Polytechnic is $38,300.

#25

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,178 Yearly Degrees
$11,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,063 students at ASU - West in total, 3,078 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at ASU - West. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

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

Other Arizona Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Midwestern University - Glendale 1,166
27 Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc 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 Refrigeration School Inc 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 of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division 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 International School of Cosmetology-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 School of Architecture at Taliesin 7
103 Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 6
104 Kor Beauty Academy 0

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