Phoenix College

Tel: (602)264-2492
12,676 students
Public institution
Phoenix College delivers teaching and learning experiences that inspire the lifelong pursuit of educational, professional, and personal goals for our diverse urban community.
School Highlights
Phoenix College serves 12,676 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 41:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.
Phoenix College is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Anthem College-Phoenix (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 363 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Phoenix College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 363 staff
61 staff
Phoenix College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,676 has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,676 students 1,315 students
Phoenix College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Phoenix College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,429 students
815 students
Phoenix College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 9,247 students
1,061 students
Phoenix College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Phoenix College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Phoenix College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Phoenix College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Phoenix College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Phoenix College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Phoenix College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Phoenix College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Phoenix College Unknown (2006-2013)
Phoenix College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.73 0.70
Phoenix College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,974 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,758 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,974 $5,590
Phoenix College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,758 $10,086
Phoenix College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Phoenix College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Phoenix College was founded in 1920 as the first two-year college in Arizona. In 1960, the college became the flagship institution in the state's new public community college system. Over the past 85 years, Phoenix College has grown and expanded its programs and services to meet the needs of the surrounding community. Today, more than 25,000 students each year prepare for university transfer, career training and advancement, and lifelong learning in our 200 degree and certificate programs. Phoenix College's student body reflects the diverse, multicultural central city community it serves. Phoenix College is small enough to provide students with personal attention from enrollment through graduation. But it's also large enough to offer a rich menu of social and leadership possibilities to round out the college experience. Whether they're taking one class or a full load, Phoenix College students have a full-access pass to get involved to find support in reaching their goals. The Computer Commons is an instructional, open-computer facility available to all currently enrolled students. The lab features Pentium computers and a variety of course-related software. Lab technicians and student assistants are available to assist students and faculty with their hardware and software questions. Phoenix College is one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,646 students | 2.40 Mi1515 E Indian School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
  • Fortis College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    237 students | 3.40 Mi555 N 18 St Ste 110
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • 519 students | 5.30 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    560 students | 5.60 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
  • 1,468 students | 5.90 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave. Ste. 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
Did You Know?
For Phoenix public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,093 per year for in-state students and $8,720 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,274 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Phoenix community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.