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There are three public colleges in Arizona overseen by the Arizona Board of Regents: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. In fact, Arizona State University is the largest university in the nation, with more than 70,000 students and 250 majors. These public universities offer a variety of online courses and degree programs to both local and out-of-state students. There are also a large number of technical and community colleges in Arizona offering distance education courses. The third arm of the state’s higher education system includes private colleges. There are many online colleges in Arizona specifically designed to meet the needs of adult learners. For those who are interested in blended learning or simply want to attend a school with a campus near them, you can find online colleges in Arizona in most of the major cities. For example, online colleges in Phoenix include Grand Canyon University, DeVry University, and the University of Phoenix. For more information about Arizona online colleges as well as public universities and community colleges with online courses, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website.

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Master's

Doctor's

Anthem College-Phoenix
1515 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
(602) 279-9700

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Apollo College-Phoenix Inc
8503 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85051-4063
(602) 324-5505

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Argosy University-Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 216-2600

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Arizona State University

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Brookline College
5441 E. 22nd St. Ste. 125
Tucson, Arizona 85711-5444
(520) 748-9799

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Brookline College
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
(602) 242-6265

Type of School:

4-year university

Programs Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, Arizona 85228-9778
(520) 494-5444

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
(480) 732-7000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Cochise College
4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Coconino County Community College
2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-2701
(928) 527-1222

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
College America
3012 East Route 66
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 526-0763

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
DeVry University-Arizona
2149 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2995
(602) 870-9222

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Dine College
Tsaile
Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern Arizona College
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769
(928) 428-8322

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000
(623) 935-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Everest College-Mesa
5416 East Baseline Ste. 200
Mesa, Arizona 85206
(480) 830-5151

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Everest College-Phoenix
10400 N. 25th Avenue
Suite 190, Phoenix, Arizona 85021-1641
(602) 942-4141

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
(602) 392-5000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Glendale Community College
6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, Arizona 85302
(623) 845-3000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
(800) 800-9776

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
ITT Technical Institute–Phoenix
10220 North 25th Ave
Ste 100, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 749-7900

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
5005 S. Wendler Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85282
(602) 437-7500

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ITT Technical Institute-Tucson
1455 W. River Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85704-5829
(520) 408-7488

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, Arizona 85202
(602) 461-7000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Mohave Community College
1971 Jagerson Ave
Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238
(928) 757-4331

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northcentral University
10000 E. University Dr
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
(888) 327-2877

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northern Arizona University
Knoles Drive
Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132
(928) 523-9011

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northland Pioneer College
2251 E. Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook, Arizona 86025-0610
(928) 524-7600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Ottawa University-Phoenix
10020 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 371-1188

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
(602) 787-6500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Penn Foster Career School
14300 N. Northsight Blvd. Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
480-947-6644

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • High School Diploma
  • Certificates
  • Associates
  • Bachelor's

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
(602) 264-2492

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Phoenix Seminary
4222 E Thomas Rd Ste 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85018-7607
(602) 850-8000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Pima Community College
401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000
(520) 206-4500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Pima Medical Institute
957 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, Arizona 85202
(480) 644-0267

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Rio Salado College
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, Arizona 85281
(480) 517-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Scottsdale Community College
9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
(480) 423-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
The Art Institute of Phoenix
2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2859
(602) 331-7500

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Thunderbird School of Global Management
1 Global Place
Glendale, Arizona 85306-6000
(602) 978-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Tohono O’Odham Community College
Highway 86
Mile Post 115.5 N, Sells, Arizona 85634-3129
(520) 383-8401

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Advancing Technology
2625 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, Arizona 85283
(602) 383-8228

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Arizona
1401 E University
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
(520) 621-2211

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix
3157 E. Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(866) 766-0766

Type of School:

Private, 4-year

Programs Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus
4635 East Elwood Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85040-1958
(800) 776-4867

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus
300 S. Craycroft Road
Tucson, Arizona 85711-4574
(800) 659-8988

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
Western International University
9215 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 943-2311

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Yavapai College
1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-7300

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission