Higher Education

Find out about higher education options in Arizona.

The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona in Tucson is a land-grant doctoral research university. It is a research and development expenditures place us among the nation's top public universities.

They offer a broad array of programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate through the doctorate and have a total enrollment of over 40,000 full-time and part-time students. As a land-grant university, they maintain programs in production agriculture, mining, and engineering, and serve the state through our cooperative extension services, technology transfer, economic development assistance, distributed education, and cultural programming.

The University provides distinguished undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; excels in basic and applied research and creative achievement; and promotes activities that advance Arizona's economy.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU) serves as Arizona's private Christian university in the heart of Phoenix. Today, the university is in the midst of its most exciting era. GCU remains committed to progressive academic excellence for higher learning, while also igniting transformation across the local and global community. Leading a movement of service and leadership, the university continues to gain momentum in providing quality, affordable education, making an impact and creating opportunity for all.

Arizona State University

ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. It had approximately 72,000 students enrolled in fall 2016, including nearly 52,000 undergraduate and more than 13,000 graduate students. ASU's charter, approved by the Board of Regents in 2014, is based on the "New American University" model created by ASU President Crow. It defines ASU as "a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves."

Northern Arizona University

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a public university centered on students. Their academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. They develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.


Pima Community College

Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Founded in 1966, Pima's credit courses award certificates and associate's degrees in a variety of fields. PCC also provides workforce development, career training programs, continuing education, and adult education. Pima is committed to providing convenient, affordable, and accessible high quality education with the power to transform the lives of our students, and improve our community.

Prescott College

Over a half-century of leadership in developing and refining such new educational models has kept Prescott College at the forefront of schools seeking to address the urgent issues that face human societies right now. The themes students and faculty have identified over time as central to this effort include environmental awareness, social justice and peace studies, sustainable communities and sustainable agriculture, outdoor leadership, teacher preparation that includes multicultural education, and artistic and critical response to the issues of our world. The methods they have developed – collaborative learning, experiential education, and student-designed programs – assure students' impact in their future roles.

The College's tradition of educating with ethics, vision, and sensitivity supports Prescott College students as they become the leaders the world needs now, and in the decades to come.