Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ

Brief Description

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013


(602) 264-2492


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 40%

Female undergraduate population: 60%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting And Finance
Accounting Other
Architectural Drafting
Arts And Design
Banking And Financial Support Services
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Child Care Services Manager
Civil Engineering / Civil Technology Technician
Commercial Garment And Apparel Worker
Computer And Information Sciences General
Construction / Building Inspector
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Economics Other
Education Administration And Supervision
Elementary Middle And Secondary Education
Elementary Teacher Education
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
English Creative Writing
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Science / Firefighting
Forensic Technology / Technician
General Office / Clerical And Typing Services
General Studies
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Medical Administrative Services
Health And Medical Assistants Other
Health And Medical Diagnostic And Treatment
Health And Medical Laboratory Technologies
Health And Physical Education / Fitness
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
Interior Architecture
International Business
Law And Legal Studies Other
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Mechanical Drafting
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursing Rn Training
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Personal And Miscellaneous Services Other
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Psychology General
Real Estate
Recreation Products / Services Marketing
Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Services Operations
Social Work
Travel Services Marketing Operations