Phoenix College

Tel: (602)264-2492
12,676 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 12,676 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% 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 County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Anthem College-Phoenix (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 363 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 12,676 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,676 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
3,429 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 9,247 students
1,017 students
Phoenix College sch enrollment Phoenix College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
41%
7%
% Black
11%
12%
% White
29%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
10%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,974 is less than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,974 $5,740
Phoenix College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,758 $10,252
Phoenix College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Phoenix Anthem College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    1515 E Indian School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    (954)400-2000
    2.4  Mi  |  1646  students
  • Phoenix Fortis College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    555 N 18 St Ste 110
    Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602)254-3099
    3.4  Mi  |  237  students
  • Glendale Arizona Automotive Institute
    Private for-profit
    6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623)934-7273
    5.3  Mi  |  519  students
  • Phoenix Carrington College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    8503 N 27th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (602)393-5900
    5.6  Mi  |  560  students
  • Phoenix Brookline College-Phoenix
    Public
    2445 W. Dunlap Ave. Ste. 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    (602)242-6265
    5.9  Mi  |  844  students
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Did You Know?
For Phoenix private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,562 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is International institute of the americas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.