• Address: 1625 West Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85282

  • Phone Number: (866) 766-0766

  • Website: http://www.phoenix.edu/

About

University of Phoenix was established in the year 1976 by Dr. John Sperling and is headquartered at Arizona. The university has been providing online education since 1995 and has over 100 campuses and also an e-campus.

The mission of the university is to provide efficient and effective education to the students which include skills and values in order for the students to be successful in their careers. It also includes imbibing them with critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills. The faculty works hard to provide a practical education, not just theoretical and provide an excellent scholastic establishment.

The means of education are innovative and the university provides several resources in order to furnish the learnings of the students. It has a strong alumni connection, flexible student portal to access the coursework, library with thousands of books and databases, and many more. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 39:1.

  • The total student population is 131,629. The graduation rate is of 16% but it differs every year.

  • It is a private-for-profit type university.


Online

The university was one of the first private universities to provide an online degree program. It has over 20 years of experience in online education services. 

  • With the university's ecampus, the students have an interactive platform for online education and the access to coursework, online library, and signing up for various activities are done conveniently. The use of online tutorials has been made easier along with communication with the students and faculty.

  • The university helps in the transfer of credits conveniently. The online courses can be completed according to the student's pace and the workload is manageable. It also helps the students when it comes to writing various texts/documents, helping in mathematics, providing life resource center and career center, to name a few.

  • The university has another online portal called ' phoenixconnect' where students can connect with staff/faculty, alumni, and student organizations and get indulged in interactions, get advice and become a part of the university's community. 


Reviews

The review of the university states that students of the university are happy with the quality of education provided to them. The other reviews are given below. 

  • The faculty is knowledgeable and approachable.

  • Various study tools such as e-library are available which makes the education convenient, especially for online students.

  • The university is military friendly and the transfer of credits is done easily.

  • The course structure is updated according to the market needs and the job opportunities available.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Tempe, Arizona

FAFSA/Federal School Code

014593
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, NCATE, CACREP, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program, G.I Bill

Branches

Phoenix (Arizona), Birmingham (Alabama), Little Rock (Arkansas), Costa Mesa (California), Orlando (Florida)

Data Source: http://www.phoenix.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The university also has programmatic accreditations which are mentioned below.

  • The Business and Accounting Programs are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • The Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

  • The Psychology Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE).

Campus Life

  • The campus is diverse and offers various activities such as interactive workshops and campus tours.

  • The university has student resource centers, counseling centers and alumni resources which are helpful for the students.

  • Careers can be looked upon as there are several campuses all across the United States.

  • It has several student organizations such as Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, Psychology Club, National Student Nurses Association and many more which keeps the students involved in the extra-curricular along with the academics. Several workshops are conducted for the students as well. 

  • The university also provides Microsoft office support, online navigation support, on-demand tutoring, and test proctoring. 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 39: 1
Total Population 131,629
Gender Division Male: 30 % Female: 70 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 14 %

The College Monk

Female: 17 %

Total Graduation Rate: 16 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

College of Health Professions

Majors available

Health Science Music

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

College of Humanities and Sciences

Majors available

Psychology

College of Information Systems and Technology

Majors available

Human Services Computer Science

School of Advanced Studies

Majors available

Information Technology

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • There are various financial assistance opportunities available for the students to fund their education such as scholarships, grants, loans or work-study on the basis of the student’s eligibility.

  • You can apply for the financial aid by filling in the FAFSA form. University of Phoenix federal school code is 014593

  • Grants and Scholarships are the forms of financial aids which do not have to be repaid. It is awarded on the basis of a student’s merit, residential status, ethnicity or artistic talents and performances.

  • However, loans are supposed to be paid back after the completion of the degree program.

University of Phoenix Financial aid includes.

Institutional Aid is provided by the college which includes EANGUS Future Phoenix Scholarship, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) Scholarship, Employer Tuition Assistance, Phoenix Academic Achiever’s Scholarship, We Rise Together Scholarship, Military Police Regimental Association Scholarship, Transfer Advantage Scholarship, Teaming up for Education Scholarship, Updated Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship, and Focus to the Finish Scholarship.

Military Aid such as Montgomery GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Tuition Assistance, and Post-9/11 GI Bill is awarded by the university.

Federal Aid such as Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Subsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Unsubsidized Loans,  and Federal Direct Student Loans are provided.


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,307 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. Varies
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $519 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants $519 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Subsidized Loans $8,442 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time credit for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies
Direct PLUS Loans $8,442 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time credit for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies
Federal Unsubsidized Loans $8,442 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time credit for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
EANGUS Future Phoenix Scholarship Varies Legal resident of the United States. Member of EANGUS. May 8th, 2018
Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) Scholarship Varies Legal resident of the United States. MPRA standard member April 25th, 2018

Data Source: http://www.phoenix.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill $7,275 Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program $7,275 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Military Tuition Assistance $2,341 Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.phoenix.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $17,750
$30,001 - $48,000 $18,513
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,731
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,341
Over $110,000 $22,932

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 54% $3,884
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $5,344
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $5,558
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $458
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 79% $8,453
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 79% $8,442
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,062
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 4,388
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $10,226,354
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,331
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions/military/tuition.html
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 15,933 $6,679
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 13,410 $6,567
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2,523 $7,275

Data Source: http://www.phoenix.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

FAQ's

  Does the university accept transferred credits?


Yes. The university accepts credits from all regionally and nationally accredited institutions. 

  When should online students attend online classes? 


Online students should attend 4 to 5 days of classes weekly depending on the program they enrolled.

  How can students order transcripts from the university?


Transcripts can be ordered both by old and current students by logging into the student portal of the university website.

  How long will it take to complete a program?


It depends on several factors. The students with transfer credits can complete the programs earlier than others.

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