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Phoenix College Overview

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Phoenix makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Phoenix College Known For?

2,245 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Phoenix College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Phoenix College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Phoenix College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#257 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Phoenix College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Legal Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Phoenix College?

Location of Phoenix College

Contact details for Phoenix College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-264-2492
Website: www.phoenixcollege.edu

Since Phoenix College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Phoenix College?

7% Take Out Loans
17.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Phoenix College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $3,082 a year. That adds up to $12,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Phoenix College is 17.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Phoenix College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,109 undergraduate students at Phoenix College, with 2,832 being full-time and 8,277 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Phoenix College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,832 full-time undergraduates at Phoenix College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Phoenix College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Phoenix College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Phoenix College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 71
Black or African American 255
Hispanic or Latino 1,724
White 485
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 242

Over 40 countries are represented at Phoenix College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at Phoenix College

1,584 Took All Classes Online
3,934 Took At Least One Class Online
5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,934 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Phoenix College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Phoenix College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Phoenix College was 5.3%. This is the #1,647 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Phoenix College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Phoenix College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2%
Entrepreneurial Studies 50%
Fine & Studio Arts 11%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 11%
Liberal Arts General Studies 11%
Visual & Performing Arts 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Phoenix College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Phoenix College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fine & Studio Arts #17
Visual & Performing Arts #74
Criminal Justice & Corrections #293
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #332
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #366
Liberal Arts General Studies #366

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Phoenix College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 484 492
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 474 0 474
Nursing 0 128 0 128
Business Administration & Management 32 94 0 126
General Business/Commerce 33 12 71 116
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 41 0 90
General Physical Sciences 0 87 0 87
Natural Sciences 0 0 85 85
Legal Support Services 0 40 38 78
Allied Health Professions 1 14 52 67
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 24 38 0 62
Human Resource Management 38 14 0 52
Health & Medical Administrative Services 27 10 12 49
Dental Support Services 0 38 9 47
American Sign Language 0 9 30 39
Design & Applied Arts 7 25 2 34
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 9 20 29
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 9 20 29
Computer Information Systems 12 14 0 26
Accounting 15 9 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 4 9 7 20
Computer Software & Applications 1 8 4 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 10 0 13
Marketing 6 3 0 9
Audiovisual Communications 0 5 3 8
Computer Systems Analysis 4 3 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 2 0 5
Arts & Media Management 0 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 5
Finance & Financial Management 0 4 0 4
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 4 0 4
Computer Systems Networking 4 0 0 4
Culinary Arts 1 3 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 2
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 2 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Writing Studies 1 0 0 1
Textile & Apparel Studies 1 0 0 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 1 0 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 1
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 271 1,135 839 2,245

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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