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Sessions College for Professional Design Overview

Sessions College for Professional Design is a private for-profit institution located in Tempe, Arizona. The city atmosphere of Tempe makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Sessions College for Professional Design Known For?

55 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Sessions College.

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Sessions College for Professional Design 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Sessions College for Professional Design?

Location of Sessions College for Professional Design

Contact details for Sessions College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 51 West 3Rd St, Suite E-301, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-212-1704

How Do I Get Into Sessions College?

You can apply to Sessions College online at:

Sessions College for Professional Design has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Sessions College for Professional Design?

83% Take Out Loans
15.7% 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 Sessions College, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,390 a year. That adds up to $37,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sessions College is 15.7%. 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.

Sessions College for Professional Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

93 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 160 undergraduate students at Sessions College, with 93 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 93 full-time undergraduates at Sessions College, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Sessions College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sessions College for Professional Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sessions College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 51
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Online Learning at Sessions College for Professional Design

160 Took All Classes Online
160 Took At Least One Class Online
13.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 160 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 30th 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 Sessions College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sessions College for Professional Design was 13.6%. This is the #96 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Sessions College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 30%
Computer Software & Applications 30%
Design & Applied Arts 18%
Visual & Performing Arts 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Sessions College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communications Technologies & Support #3
Graphic Communications #3
Computer Software & Applications #7
Design & Applied Arts #7
Visual & Performing Arts #10
Computer & Information Sciences #37

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%.

Sessions College for Professional Design Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 31 14 45
Computer Software & Applications 8 2 10
Graphic Communications 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 16 55


*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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