Top Colleges & Universities in Phoenix

Top Colleges & Universities in Phoenix

Phoenix is known for its sunny, arid weather, but did you know it's also one of the hottest centers of business and education in the country?


Arizona State University's West campus offers well-rounded programs that develop analytic and leadership skills. The curriculum is case-based and comprises a 21-month evening program designed especially for full-time professionals. Graduate and undergraduate programs include: Applied Science, Ethnicity, Race, and First Nations Studies, and a Teacher's program.

Business Schools

DeVry Phoenix offers quality programs including a bachelor degree in business administration and management that requires 124 credit hours. Other areas of focus include Technical Management, Information Systems and Finance

Brown Mackie College
in Phoenix also has competitive programs building real-world skills in Accounting, Accounting Technology, and Business Administration.

Health and Medical Schools

Healthcare will be a top U.S. job growth area over the next decade thanks to support from government and private foundations. Until recently, Phoenix did not enjoy a reputation as a major center to practice medicine. But the presence of a new hospital developed by the Mayo Clinic and the creation of a full-fledged medical program by the University of Arizona has changed that.

The Mayo Clinic, located in northeast Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale, is one of the country's best educational medical centers. It offers student clerkships, residency and fellowship programs. You can also receive a seven-year M.D.-Ph.D. program.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix is a full, four-year program focused on organ systems, with proper clinical clerkships in different disciplines, in addition to the studies in public policy and health, ethics and humanities, and behavioral science.

Carrington College, in the heart of the city, also offers degree certificates in dental & health care programs. Areas of focus include education in dental assisting, medical administrative assisting, medical assisting, veterinary assisting and pharmacy technology/pharmacy assistant/pharmacy tech.

Performing Arts Schools

Creative people looking to go to schools make their decisions based on which school they believe will help them expand their skills properly.

The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of these schools, as it offers many opportunities in the arts. Programs focus on fashion marketing, digital photography, graphic design, media arts animation, and game programming. All the programs are developed with an eye toward tomorrow's careers.

Phoenix College offers associate and certificate performing arts degrees focused real-world job scenarios or to move to the graduate degree level. The technical theatre program focuses on property and set management, set building, lighting design. The associate degree program helps students build a competitive performance portfolio in order to apply for bachelor's degrees in dance.

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