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73 Colleges
118,458 Yearly Graduations
$37,813 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,543 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arizona ranked #10 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 118,458 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arizona is $9,453 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $14,298 a year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Arizona take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,636 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
24,681 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 103,975 students at UOPX - Arizona in total, 80,898 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 38 to 1.

78% of UOPX - Arizona students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
22,313 Yearly Degrees
$9,916 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 83,284 students at Grand Canyon University in total, 15,998 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,135 a year. Grand Canyon University has a 6.1% 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 $28,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
13,231 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 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%.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. 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. ASU - Tempe has a 6.5% 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
10,727 Yearly Degrees
$11,716 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 29,325 full-time undergraduates at Arizona, and 43,751 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,744 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
7,688 Yearly Degrees
$9,795 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 31,051 students at NAU in total, 21,990 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Of the accepted students, 36% 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. NAU has a 7.4% 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 NAU is $34,400.

#6

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
7,039 Yearly Degrees
$6,264 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
3,630 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 26% 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 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#8

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,450 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.

Roughly 10% of students at Glendale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,004 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% 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

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,365 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.

10% of Pima County Community College District students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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.

#10

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
2,207 Yearly Degrees

There are 20,424 students at Mesa Community College in total, 6,223 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mesa Community College is $29,600.

Public Public vs. Private
1,629 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,907 students at Cochise College in total, 1,511 of which 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 average amount of student loans is $4,966 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,254 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. 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 $32,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,229 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - Polytechnic is 4,809, of which 3,683 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

35% of ASU - Polytechnic students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,223 Yearly Degrees

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

13% of Estrella Mountain Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,280 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.6% 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.

#15

Midwestern University - Glendale

Glendale, Arizona
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,163 Yearly Degrees
$45,133 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $87,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,091 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - West is 4,063, of which 3,078 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average ASU - West undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,419 a year. ASU - West has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#17

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,064 Yearly Degrees

There are 11,428 students at Phoenix College in total, 3,015 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Phoenix College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% 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.

#18

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
934 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,221 full-time undergraduates at AWC, and 7,557 students altogether. 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 22.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AWC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
927 Yearly Degrees

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

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,473 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Scottsdale Community College is $31,300.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
925 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,860 students at Universal Technical Institute in total, 1,860 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
824 Yearly Degrees

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

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,196 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Paradise Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
755 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,300 students at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson in total, 2,300 of which are 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 typical student loan amount is $6,802 a year. Pima Medical Institute - Tucson has a 7.9% 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 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is $26,700.

#23

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
607 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.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GateWay Community College is $32,800.

#24

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
604 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.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,965 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rio Salado College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
579 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,365 students at Eastern Arizona College in total, 1,957 of which 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.

Other Arizona Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 South Mountain Community College 570
27 Central Arizona College 541
27 Sonoran Desert Institute 541
29 Yavapai College 488
30 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 454
31 Coconino Community College 393
32 Mohave Community College 370
33 Bryan University 359
34 Western International University 291
35 DeVry University - Arizona 256
36 Ottawa University - Phoenix 255
37 Brookline College - Phoenix 254
38 Chamberlain University - Arizona 205
39 Northland Pioneer College 197
40 Prescott College 186
41 National Paralegal College 178
42 Arizona Christian University 171
43 CollegeAmerica - Phoenix 169
44 Dine College 166
45 Pima Medical Institute-Mesa 161
46 University of Arizona-South 154
47 University of Advancing Technology 145
48 Arizona Summit Law School 115
49 Carrington College-Phoenix East 105
50 Refrigeration School Inc 61
51 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences 58
52 Brookline College - Tucson 54
53 Carrington College-Mesa 47
54 Pima Medical Institute-East Valley 43
55 Golf Academy of America-Phoenix 40
56 Fortis College-Phoenix 30
57 Arizona College - Mesa 29
57 Phoenix Seminary 29
59 Carrington College-Phoenix North 27
60 Tohono O’Odham Community College 23
60 Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix 23
62 CollegeAmerica - Flagstaff 21
63 Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture 20
64 International Baptist College and Seminary 19
64 Arizona College-Glendale 19
66 Sessions College for Professional Design 15
67 Brookline College-Tempe 13
68 Southwest University of Visual Arts - Tucson 10
69 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts 6
70 Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 5
71 School of Architecture at Taliesin 3
72 Ottawa-University-Surprise 0
72 Carrington College-Tucson 0

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