Phoenix College

1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013-0000
Tel: (602)264-2492
  • 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 26 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 grown by 10% over five years.
Phoenix College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty342 staff66 staff
Phoenix College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 12,107 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment12,107 students5,697 students
Phoenix College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:139:1
Phoenix College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,304 students1,101 students
Phoenix College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,803 students4,596 students
Phoenix College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Phoenix College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Phoenix College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Phoenix College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Phoenix College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Phoenix College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Phoenix College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Phoenix College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Phoenix College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Phoenix College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.65
Phoenix College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Phoenix College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$31,400
Phoenix College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$1,830
Phoenix College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$7,111
Phoenix College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%82%
Phoenix College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,389$9,500
Phoenix College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,695$5,022
Phoenix College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
  • Arizona Automotive Institute
    Private, for profit
    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
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
    Private, for profit
    1,009 students | 5.90 Mi2233 W Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix AZ  85021
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Did You Know?
Phoenix community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.