Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc

10695 West Pierce Street, Avondale
AZ, 85323
Tel: (623)245-4600
2,431 students
Private for-profit
We are industry’s choice for providing professional technicians for the customers we serve in the automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine industries, and related aftermarkets. We set the standard in professional and technical education, lifelong learning and employment services.
School Highlights:
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc serves 2,431 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Arizona Automotive Institute (9.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,431 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,431 students
1,275 students
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,431 students
829 students
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc sch enrollment Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 5%
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian 2%
1%
% Hispanic 23%
7%
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 4%
12%
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Black (2006-2012)
% White 57%
66%
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 7%
2%
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc More (2009-2012)
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc sch ethnicity Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc 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. 0.61 0.45
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1965, Robert I. Sweet founded the Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) in Phoenix. The first program was automotive. Since then, the school has grown from 11 students and a one-building campus to more than 80,000 graduates representing the automotive, diesel, collision, motorcycle, and marine industries, with nine campuses nationwide. Through our campus-based school system, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI). Each UTI school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. www.accsct.org

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