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University of Phoenix-Online Campus

University of Phoenix-Online Campus Rating: 4.8/5 (24 votes)

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Introduction

Established in 1976, the University of Phoenix has quickly grown to becoming one of the largest private universities in North America. The institution enrolls students at more than 200 locations, as well as through online programs that are available in most countries across the world. The Online Campus is one of many campuses provided by the University of Phoenix. It is unique because all classes are conducted via the Internet including most programs offered at campus locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The Online Campus is a result of the University’s acknowledgment of the technological transformation of the workplace, and the needs of working adult student. Rather than meeting in a traditional classroom, students and instructors interact via Internet and asynchronously, resulting in an increased access for students by allowing them to manage time and place of their involvement.

Academics

University of Phoenix’s degree programs are designed in partnership with academic and industry professionals to ensure high quality, relevance and rigor. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The institute also has memberships with other organizations such as American Council on Education, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Western Institute of Nursing, Association of International Educators, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Support.

The University of Phoenix—Online Campus offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees through five academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business and Management; College of Education; College of Health and Human Services; and College of Information Systems and Technology.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers students all degree options in Communications, Psychology, or General Studies. The College of Business and Management offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a number of business fields. The College of Education students can choose associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees all related to the field of education and leadership.

The College of Health and Human Services offers an Associate of Arts in Human Services Management and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management. In addition, there are nursing and health administration programs which are offered at all four degree levels. The College of Information Systems and Technology offers students associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in many related fields of technology, including information systems, networking, programming, and web design.

In addition, The University of Phoenix—Online Campus provides students the opportunity to obtain some certifications online, as well as take individual courses, and for certified teachers, a unique continuing education program. Individual courses are offered either at the undergraduate or graduate level. These courses are designed to help students fulfill necessary courses one-by-one so that they may transfer into a degree program or for a student’s own personal development.

The Continuing Teacher Education program is designed to assist teaching professionals earn credits for recertification, endorsements, or for professional development and growth via the Internet. Some courses include counseling, reading, bilingual studies, special education, and technology in the classroom. All courses are graduate level and are based on semester hours. All interaction is conducted online through electronic forums. Students retrieve assignments and communicate with the instructor via the Internet.

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Admissions

The University of Phoenix—Online Campus serves a wide variety of students with goals of furthering their education. Applications seeking admission to the institute must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be currently employed, must be a citizen/permanent resident of the United States. The applicants are required to send the completed application form, along with official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities.

The non-native speakers of English must take at least one of the following tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC), the Berlitz Online English Proficiency Exam, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Financial Aid

The University of Phoenix—Online Campus offers several financial aid options, including loans, grants, and tuition reimbursement. Students should check with their employers to determine eligibility for tuition reimbursement. Other options are paying one class at a time, applying for the private loan plan, or applying for federal aid. The University’s website provides detailed information to help guide students through the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1801st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

With Online Campus, students do not commute to campuses; therefore, all interaction is done online via the Internet. Whether you enroll in a campus-based or online degree program, you will be a vital part of an innovative academic atmosphere. As a student of the University of Phoenix, you will experience interaction between students and faculty, personalized attention from instructors a collaborative, professional environment, online access to academic resources, and networking opportunities.

Students can conduct all their administrative business online, including registering for class, updating the account, downloading textbooks and learning materials, and even checking the schedule and grades. Some of the other online services available through the student website include a GPA calculator, degree completion requirements, transfer credit information, financial services, and transcript requests.

Students can enjoy an online access to the virtual library at University of Phoenix. You can access the library any day, anytime, anywhere. The online library offers a vast array of scholarly and professional research materials. Although it is digitally updated and distantly accessible, the library has a full-time team of skilled librarians and research specialists who oversee the online collection and are available to help students with academic research.

At University of Phoenix, students can enjoy 24/7 access to the various software tutorials, as well as online writing and math assistance. The Center for Writing Excellence provides an automated system that can evaluate your papers for correct grammar and usage. These reviews by the faculty members and other experts are available, along with web-based writing tutorials.

The Center for Mathematics Excellence also provides helpful online assistance. The supportive, easy-to-follow tutorials and exercises provide the required confidence to the students. There are several locations that offer additional services to support students.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Additional School Information

The online students at University of Phoenix stay connected through the various online communities. Students can participate in these online communities to find encouragement, share your experiences, and learn what’s happening at the University or discuss the latest class. This is a wonderful platform that unites the current students, prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni of the institute.

Bibliography

  • University of Phoenix. 2011.
  • Bramble, William J. Panda, Santosh Kumar. Economics of Distance and Online Learning: Theory, Practice, and Research. Taylor & Francis, 2008. Print.

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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Phoenix, AZ 85034-7209
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population8,665 (8,662 urban / 3 rural)
Households2,378 (3.50 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,168
Families1,680 (4.14 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District407

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3782nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $10,142 $10,142 $10,142
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $736 $736 $736
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition $16,830 $16,830 $16,830
FT Graduate Required Fees $923 $923 $923
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $10,188 $10,188 $10,188
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,110 $20,110 $20,110
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,480 $14,480 $14,480

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $10,025 $9,937 $10,025 $9,937 $10,025 $9,937
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,650 $5,561
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,319 $4,333
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,319 $4,333

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1,676 12,683 5,721 1,162 584 31,867 17,835 72,978
Accounting 55 215 128 63 8 823 334 1,647
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 28 161 129 25 18 946 307 1,655
Accounting and Business/Management 35 201 130 34 10 734 428 1,592
Adult Development and Aging 6 46 8 3 51 33 148
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 8 180 49 7 4 250 133 640
Banking and Financial Support Services 13 6 38 25 84
Behavioral Sciences 102 934 575 31 65 3,091 1,616 6,577
Business Administration and Management, General 580 3,472 1,626 348 152 8,084 4,809 19,452
Communication, General 17 84 40 13 5 247 152 567
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 20 94 99 18 14 651 236 1,156
Computer Support Specialist 9 79 45 3 2 250 154 551
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 3 30 15 6 3 92 63 213
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 1 8 4 15
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6 11 5 1 1 22 15 61
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 14 98 51 19 6 326 188 715
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 37 426 249 14 25 1,027 594 2,443
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 40 620 315 40 28 1,111 840 3,031
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 1 6 5 1 40 9 64
Curriculum and Instruction 5 56 14 2 1 124 60 264
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 6 34 22 3 1 116 51 240
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 4 3 6 41 17 71
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 17 1 1 29 19 70
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 17 148 43 5 4 255 92 573
Elementary Education and Teaching 15 136 58 17 7 788 254 1,289
English Language and Literature, General 4 13 8 2 1 65 37 132
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 9 8 36 16 75
Environmental Studies 3 4 11 1 1 84 26 131
Finance, General 19 68 55 18 3 254 159 584
General Studies 4 96 73 9 2 309 198 704
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 11 128 25 13 5 216 131 536
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 28 401 120 13 13 1,023 394 2,057
Health Teacher Education 4 34 7 2 2 51 34 135
Health and Wellness, General 4 1 12 13 30
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 23 131 19 15 3 184 110 494
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 44 597 211 41 21 1,064 694 2,714
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 10 47 14 2 175 64 325
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 31 396 155 30 12 559 483 1,683
Human Services, General 45 852 293 31 34 1,331 820 3,475
Informatics 4 61 9 5 2 81 35 200
Information Technology 18 114 58 9 10 376 155 764
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1 3 1 7
Long Term Care Administration/Management 3 94 18 6 1 195 103 422
Management Information Systems, General 48 137 30 16 6 253 126 632
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 19 97 58 10 2 324 219 740
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 59 628 230 35 20 1,248 655 2,966
Network and System Administration/Administrator 25 167 107 24 18 584 348 1,305
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 2 22 7 1 12 14 58
Nursing Administration 44 172 37 69 6 511 251 1,104
Nursing Education 23 87 25 22 9 227 131 532
Operations Management and Supervision 7 32 19 3 2 172 73 314
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 4 27 5 1 3 62 69 173
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 11 75 29 9 1 157 99 393
Project Management 1 21 9 2 1 44 113 191
Psychology, Other 22 323 111 11 9 470 283 1,256
Public Administration 5 138 36 5 6 132 95 419
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 75 210 116 73 10 970 436 1,932
Secondary Education and Teaching 8 36 21 3 1 167 82 325
Securities Services Administration/Management 1 31 18 5 1 138 73 272
Special Education and Teaching, General 5 55 8 4 136 63 278
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 11 5 1 24 37 82
Teacher Assistant/Aide 22 191 76 9 11 563 269 1,166
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 9 2 1 11 272 295
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 6 33 23 7 1 90 84 251
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 14 72 45 4 9 410 137 708

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2495th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,077 ($47,356 male / $46,415 female)
Number of FT Faculty 244 (68 male / 176 female)
Number of PT Faculty 15,201
FT Faculty Ratio 0.0 : 1
Total Benefits N/A
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