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

  • Phone Number: (866) 766-0766

  • Website: http://www.phoenix.edu/

About

University of Phoenix is a private-for-profit type university which was established in the year 1976 by Dr. John Sperling in Tempe, 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, library with thousands of books and databases, and many more.


Online Education at University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix 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. To know more about the online programs and courses. Visit - University of Phoenix Tuition and Programs

  • 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.


Reviews

The review university states that students of the university are happy with the quality of education provided to them. Few other reviews are as follows

  • 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

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

Accreditation

University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

University of Phoenix Programmatic Accreditations

  • 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).

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

University of Phoenix offers 147 online programs across 14 Majors

Accounting

Offering 9 programs accross 4 degrees

Business Management

Offering 52 programs accross 6 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 24 programs accross 4 degrees

Nursing

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 14 programs accross 5 degrees

Education

Offering 12 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 13 programs accross 4 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of the University of Phoenix is 100% since it follows an open admission policy. It denotes that all the applicants who apply to the university get selected if they're eligible.

Statistics

The total number of students who enrolled in the university was 103,975 out of which 80,898 were undergraduate students, 23,077 were graduate students and 5,075 were undergraduate transfer-in-enrollment applicants.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements 

University of Phoenix Admission Requirements
High School GPA Required
High School Record/GED Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL/IELTS For international applicants 

The university doesn't charge any application fee. 

Master's admission requirements 

The applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA in the undergraduate degree. They should also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Work experience is also required for selected degree programs. Contact the Enrollment Representative of the university to learn more. 

International applicants must have scores of TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS exam. 

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.

Federal Aid

Students who are applying for federal student aid at Phoenix must also submit a Master Promissory Note (MPN), Entrance Counselling, and Loan Request Form if they want to apply for the federal loans. Iraq and Afghanistan grant is also available along with Pell and FSEOG grants. For further details, find the tables below.

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.

Scholarships and Grants

The University of Phoenix offers various scholarships for its campuses at different locations. Some of these scholarships are full-tuition scholarships. To know more about scholarships and grants of UOPX, find the university website address given at the top of this page.

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 and Veteran Benefits

The university is a military friendly institute as it provides benefits to military and veteran students along with their dependents. The financial benefits are provided according to the Montgomery GI Bill benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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
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.

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