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38 Colleges
13,145 Yearly Graduations
$28,659 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,418 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arizona ranked #4 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 13,145 students received some type of diploma that year. Arizona colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,165 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,860 per year.

About 31% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,355 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
6,556 Yearly Degrees
$17,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 96,211 students at Grand Canyon University in total, 58,997 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,406 are full-time. For undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,135 a year. Grand Canyon University has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand Canyon University is $28,400.

#2

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,404 Yearly Degrees
$11,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,511 undergraduates at NAU, of which 21,731 are full-time, and there are 30,733 students altogether. For undergraduates at NAU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at NAU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,822 a year. NAU has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NAU is $34,400.

#3

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,354 Yearly Degrees
$9,123 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona State University - Skysong is 45,073, of which 34,540 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,369 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

49% of ASU - Skysong students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,636 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU - Skysong is $38,300.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,324 Yearly Degrees
$9,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Phoenix - Arizona is 94,724, of which 72,485 students are undergraduates and of those, 72,485 are full-time. It takes the average UOPX - Arizona undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,207 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
618 Yearly Degrees
$11,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 44,461 undergraduates at ASU - Tempe, of which 41,182 are full-time, and there are 53,286 students altogether. ASU - Tempe has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

34% of ASU - Tempe students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ASU - Tempe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
561 Yearly Degrees
$12,379 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 34,516 undergraduates at University of Arizona, of which 28,972 are full-time, and there are 44,577 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

36% of University of Arizona students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$10,803 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,601 undergraduates at ASU - West, of which 4,076 are full-time, and there are 4,929 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at ASU - West. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at ASU - West take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,419 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU - West is $38,300.

#8

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$2,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pima Community College is 19,512, which includes 4,708 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Pima County Community College District take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pima County Community College District is $25,800.

Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$11,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,513 undergraduates at ASU - Downtown Phoenix, of which 7,827 are full-time, and there are 11,420 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at ASU - Downtown Phoenix. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 26% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,611 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU - Downtown Phoenix is $38,300.

Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$10,803 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,611 undergraduates at ASU - Polytechnic, of which 4,030 are full-time, and there are 5,243 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 65% of accepted students are men, and 35% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,833 a year. ASU - Polytechnic has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASU - Polytechnic with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,458 full-time undergraduates at Glendale Community College, and 18,054 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

10% of Glendale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,004 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Glendale Community College is $28,600.

#12

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rio Salado College is 19,103, which includes 2,171 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,965 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rio Salado College is $31,600.

#13

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$2,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northland Pioneer College is 3,008, which includes 591 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NPC is $19,700.

#13

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,351 students at Mesa Community College in total, 6,121 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,396 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mesa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Prescott College

Prescott, Arizona
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
53 Yearly Degrees
$32,553 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 503 undergraduates at Prescot College, of which 384 are full-time, and there are 993 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Prescot College is 4.1 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,985 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Prescot College is $25,000.

#16

Ottawa University - Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$12,316 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ottawa University - Phoenix is 1,023, of which 390 students are undergraduates and of those, 165 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Ottawa University - Phoenix has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#17

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$2,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,071 full-time undergraduates at AWC, and 7,500 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at AWC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AWC is $22,100.

Public Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$2,112 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,672 students at Cochise College in total, 1,477 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Cochise College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,966 a year. Cochise College has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cochise College is $23,200.

#19

University of Arizona-South

Sierra Vista, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
45 Yearly Degrees
$9,291 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arizona-South is 411, of which 382 students are undergraduates and of those, 258 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#20

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$2,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,557 full-time undergraduates at Pinal County Community College, and 4,793 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Pinal County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,214 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pinal County Community College is $24,600.

#21

Yavapai College

Prescott, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$2,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,627 full-time undergraduates at Yavapai College, and 7,428 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Yavapai College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Yavapai College is $25,400.

#22

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$2,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,027 students at Eastern Arizona College in total, 1,762 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Eastern Arizona College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,042 a year.

Students who graduate from Eastern Arizona College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,900 students at Paradise Valley Community College in total, 2,307 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

12% of Paradise Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,196 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Paradise Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chandler-Gilbert Community College is 15,585, which includes 4,353 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,111 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chandler-Gilbert Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Dine College

Tsaile, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$1,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 800 full-time undergraduates at Dine College, and 1,463 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,800 during the early-career years.

Other Arizona Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Estrella Mountain Community College 20
27 South Mountain Community College 18
28 Arizona Christian University 13
28 Phoenix College 13
30 Mohave Community College 11
31 Ottawa University - Surprise 10
32 Scottsdale Community College 9
33 International Baptist College and Seminary 6
34 East Valley Institute of Technology 4
34 Studio Academy of Beauty 4
36 GateWay Community College - Phoenix 3
37 Tohono O’Odham Community College 1
38 Coconino Community College 0

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