Phoenix College

  • 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 11,109 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Top Rankings

Phoenix College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 668 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Phoenix College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty668 staff202 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Phoenix College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Phoenix College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,109 students5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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# Full-Time Students2,832 students1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students8,277 students4,265 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
4%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
57%
36%
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% Black
8%
5%
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% White
22%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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College Completion Rate
16%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$32,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$8,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$4,750
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Phoenix College is Platt College-Arizona Automotive Institute Arizona (5.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 490 students | 5.40 Mi6829 N 46th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623) 934-7273
    5.40490
  • 1,644 students | 5.60 Mi8503 N. 27th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (602) 393-5900
    5.601,644
  • Brookline College-Phoenix
    Private for-profit
    1,451 students | 5.90 Mi2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    (602) 242-6265
    5.901,451
  • 5,067 students | 6.00 Mi108 N. 40th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    (602) 392-5000
    6.005,067
  • Refrigeration School Inc
    Private for-profit
    903 students | 6.20 Mi4210 E Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    (602) 275-7133
    6.20903
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Phoenix community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Phoenix is Brookline College-Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.