The University of Phoenix is a for-profit institution. University of Phoenix’s ranking in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #298-#389. Its tuition and fees are $9,552.
Founded in 1976, the university has associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. It’s accredited by the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission, and many of its programs have industry-specific accreditations as well.
The school’s main campus is in Arizona, and it has satellite campuses across the country, including in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Students can take online and in-person courses in a range of disciplines. Bachelor’s degree programs at the school include business, English, early childhood education, and cybersecurity.
While enrolled, students can access tutoring services through the school’s Center for Mathematics Excellence and boost their writing skills using resources from the Center for Writing Excellence. Students also may be able to join professional organizations and honor societies, including the National Student Nurses Association, Sigma Beta Delta honor society, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The school has more than 1 million alumni, according to the University of Phoenix Alumni Association. Among them is basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, who earned an MBA from the school in 2005.