Phoenix College

Tel: (602)264-2492
12,228 students
Public institution

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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 12,228 students (27% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Phoenix College is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Anthem College-Phoenix (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 12,228 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,228 students
1,287 students
Phoenix College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,354 students
832 students
Phoenix College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,874 students
1,021 students
Phoenix College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Phoenix College sch enrollment Phoenix College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Phoenix College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
37%
7%
Phoenix College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
11%
12%
Phoenix College Black (2006-2012)
% White
44%
66%
Phoenix College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Phoenix College More (2010-2012)
Phoenix College sch ethnicity Phoenix College sta ethnicity
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. 0.65 0.45
Phoenix College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,638 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,940
Phoenix College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,072
Phoenix College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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