University of Phoenix

You work hard. A college degree does too. With convenient class locations as well as online learning, University of Phoenix makes quality higher education accessible for working students. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal--and sooner than you might think.

Higher education. Highly accessible.

Founded in 1976, University of Phoenix is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of working students. You can choose to learn at a local campus or online--and you'll receive a real-world education with real value.

  • Attend University of Phoenix classes at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
  • Learn from University of Phoenix instructors who hold advanced degrees and have substantial experience in the fields they teach.
  • Collaborate with college peers in small, interactive classes.
  • Receive personalized student support every step of the way.

Get a real-world education.

Whether you're seeking education to earn your associate's, bachelor's or advanced degree, University of Phoenix can help. Program availability varies by location and learning format.

Business and Management

In today's fast-paced business world, you need problem-solving and critical thinking skills--as well as the latest knowledge and techniques. At University of Phoenix, you learn from instructors who have substantial experience in the fields they teach. So whether you're studying accounting or administration, management or marketing; you'll receive a real-world education that can help you achieve your goals.

Criminal Justice and Security

Depending upon the program you select, you can study topics such as the nature of delinquency and crime, criminal law and procedure, and the components of the American justice system. Additionally, you can learn key management and administrative skills.


Education programs at University of Phoenix cover a variety of areas within this important field. The curriculum enables you to gain up-to-date expertise and may provide preservice teacher preparation. Additionally, specializations cover a range of topics--all designed to create healthy learning opportunities for students. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest theories and techniques in teaching.

Human Services

At University of Phoenix, students interested in helping others can gain the key knowledge needed to work in the human services industry. Our integrated program includes academic instruction in the foundations of human services such as counseling, social work and psychology. Depending upon the program selected, management skills such as planning, organizing, assessing and evaluating may be incorporated.

Nursing and Health Care

For those interested in the health care field, University of Phoenix offers health administration programs. These programs can help you develop the knowledge and skill set needed in a variety of health care and related health settings. University of Phoenix nursing programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (, can help registered nurses develop their professional skills and knowledge.


Wouldn't it be helpful to gain a better understanding of people's thought processes, emotions and behaviors? Psychology degree programs at University of Phoenix focus on the general rather the clinical psychology of individuals to provide students an understanding of the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience. Research methodologies as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies also are explored as they relate to the evaluation of behavior.


The curriculum of the information systems and technology degree programs at University of Phoenix is designed to prepare students with the competencies and skills needed to function effectively in the information technology arena. Students can explore specific technology areas while learning to address real-world business opportunities and challenges.

Earn your degree when, where and how you want.

University of Phoenix fits your lifestyle and learning style. Depending on the degree program you select, you can attend class on campus or online. Some campuses offer degree programs in a combined campus-based and online learning format. While widely available, not all degree programs or learning formats are offered at all locations.

1. Online Learning Format

Providing the flexibility of an online education.

  • Complete coursework through online forums.
  • Receive lectures, questions and assignments online from your instructor. Study them at your convenience.
  • Participate online in class a minimum of three or four days per week, depending on your degree program. You choose the days and times.
  • Build teamwork!! skills by collaborating on additional online assignments with your learning team.

2. Campus-Based Learning Format

Providing the convenience of attending classes near your home or workplace.

  • Attend class one time per week, and meet with your learning team once a week. Classes are held in the evening or on weekends. Some campuses offer day classes.
  • Complete assignments on your own, as well as with your learning team.

Your degree is within reach.

University of Phoenix strives to make higher education highly accessible. Financial options, including financial aid, are available for those who qualify.

1. Financial Aid

You'll get to work with your own University Finance Advisor. They'll show you a number of ways to help keep you on track and also present you with our many scholarships. Several low-interest financial aid options are available. University of Phoenix participates in many federal student aid programs, including the Stafford Student Loan, PLUS Loan and the Pell Grant.

2. Financing Options

University of Phoenix offers numerous options for financing your education. Our cash-paying plans let you pay for one course at a time rather than an entire semester or year at once. Alternatively, pre-paying tuition will guarantee that your rate will not increase for the duration of your program.

3. Company and Military Funding

University of Phoenix is eligible for most company reimbursement and tuition assistance programs through your employer, the military and the government. The University also offers special military rates for members of the military and their spouses. In fact, our military division is well-versed in the Post 911 GI Bill and other options such as the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The University's Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. To request your transcript to be sent to the University of Phoenix, use this transcript request form: