As the flagship campus of the Maricopa Community College district strategically located in the urban downtown of Arizona's capital and largest city, Phoenix College is a student-centered comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable quality education. Serving the academic needs of over 30,000 students, Phoenix College ranks as the single largest provider of higher learning and career training in Arizona within one of the nation's largest community college systems. Officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the diverse multicultural student body at PC speaks over 50 different languages and represents over 100 different countries worldwide.
First established in 1920 as one of the first community colleges in the United States, the college was originally part of the Phoenix Union High School and Junior College District. After four decades, Phoenix Junior College (PJC) became a part of the Maricopa County Community College District in 1960. With a rich history, cutting-edge learning environment, and commitment to lifelong learning, Phoenix College eventually became the system's flagship campus to conveniently provide educational opportunities in the central business district of Phoenix.
Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), Phoenix College is nationally recognized for offering more than 150 degree and certification programs, including three online degrees available from anywhere with an Internet connection. The most popular Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees offered are in architecture, art technology, business administration, elementary education, finance, health sciences, hospitality, human services, information technology, and public safety. Through partnership with 40 Arizona universities, students may also join a transfer degree program to earn a bachelor's degree seamlessly without a loss of credits.
Outside of the classroom, Phoenix College is home to over 30 recognized student organizations ranging from the American Sign Language Club and the Future Teachers Association to the Cheer Squad and the Student Leadership Council. For those who are athletically inclined, the Phoenix College Bears also field varsity teams in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball for intercollegiate competition in the NCJAA. Some of the most notable former Bears include Arizona Governor Wesley Bolin, film star Nick Nolte, actor Peter Billingsley, singer CeCe Peniston, artist Eric Fischl, and journalist Ron Ridenhour.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 12386
Total institution enrollment: 12386
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Male undergraduate population: 40%
Female undergraduate population: 60%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's