Phoenix College

Tel: (602)264-2492
12,107 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 12,107 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 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Phoenix College is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Fortis College-Phoenix (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 342 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Phoenix College Community College Avg.
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 342 staff
62 staff
Phoenix College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 12,107 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,107 students 1,371 students
Phoenix College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Phoenix College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,304 students
779 students
Phoenix College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,803 students
1,083 students
Phoenix College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Phoenix College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Phoenix College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Phoenix College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Phoenix College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Phoenix College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Phoenix College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Phoenix College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Phoenix College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Phoenix College Non Resident (2006-2014)
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. 0.70 0.70
Phoenix College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,046 $5,664
Phoenix College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,830 $10,360
Phoenix College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
Phoenix College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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
  • Fortis College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    290 students | 3.40 Mi555 N 18 St Ste 110
    Phoenix AZ 85006
  • 628 students | 5.30 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale AZ 85301
  • Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    617 students | 5.60 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix AZ 85051
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    1,468 students | 5.90 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix AZ 85021
  • 1,009 students | 5.90 Mi2233 W Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix AZ 85021
Did You Know?
For Phoenix private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,798 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Art Institute of Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.