- The teacher population of 342 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Phoenix College||(AZ) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||342 staff||66 staff|
|Total Enrollment||12,107 students||6,476 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||35:1||39:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,304 students||1,336 students|
|# Part-Time Students||8,803 students||5,140 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,800||$31,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 290 students | 3.40 Mi555 N 18 St Ste 110
Phoenix,  AZ  85006
- 628 students | 5.30 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
Glendale,  AZ  85301
- 617 students | 5.60 Mi8503 N 27th Ave.
Phoenix,  AZ  85051
- 1,468 students | 5.90 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
Phoenix,  AZ  85021
- 5,950 students | 6.00 Mi108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix,  AZ  85034
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.