East Valley Institute of Technology


East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is a small public career and technical school that offers less than one-year and less than two-year certificates in a variety of fields. The distribution of certificates awarded is almost evenly split between the one-year and two-year programs. Located in the large city of Mesa, Arizona, the institute is especially known for its programs in production trades but has a range of other program offerings that is impressively wide, considering its size.

Areas of study include nursing and emergency medicine, beauty and cosmetology, media, mechanics and repair, cooking and culinary arts, therapy and counseling, photography and commercial art, production trades, engineering technician, family and social work, security and law enforcement, business and management, office and administration, design, and education and teaching.

Within these paths of study, there are 35 occupation-specific programs in which students can earn elective credit. The long list of specific majors that students can choose from include nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, cosmetology, aesthetician, skin care, animation and special effects, radio and TV tech, communications tech courses, auto body repair, automobile mechanics, HVAC, computer repair, chef training, massage therapy, commercial art, commercial photography, machinist, welding, property management, construction trades, drafting, electronics tech, child care management, criminal justice and police, fire protection, MIS, administrative assistant, interior design, and instructional media design.

With a focus on hands-on, practical training, the educational mission of EVIT is “to provide a productive, technically trained workforce that meets the market-driven needs of business and industry.”

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Overall Score (about) Insufficient Data
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty N/A
Retention (full-time / part-time) 89% / 81%
Enrollment Total (all students) 573


EVIT has an open admissions policy, which means that all qualified applicants are accepted. High school students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades within the ten East Valley school districts can attend the institute part-time and free of charge, provided they meed certain requirements. For adults, there are also a number of continuing education opportunities.


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Financial Aid

As a public institution, EVIT offers affordable tuition rates. For students who need extra financial help, the school also has a Program Participation Agreement with the United States Department of Education and participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs, which means that eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other forms of federal financial aid. In order to qualify to receive such aid, students must be full-time, first-time undergraduates.

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Almost sixty percent of students are between the ages of 18 and 21, and over seventy-five percent of the student body is under 30 years old. All students are classified as at the undergraduate level. The student body at EVIT includes a large minority population.

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Local Community

Since EVIT offers neither on-campus housing nor meal plan options, all students must find their own room and board off campus in the surrounding area of Mesa, Arizona.

With a population of nearly half-a-million people, Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, is the third-largest city in Arizona and largest suburb in the United States. The area is growing rapidly and boasts a prospering industrial area. The strong economy and year-round warm weather make Mesa a popular place among important companies, such as Boeing and AT&T (two of the city’s leading employers), and young professionals.

In addition to its many employment opportunities, Mesa has a lot to offer EVIT students in the way of culture, sports and leisure, outdoors, and nightlife.

In terms of culture, downtown Mesa is home to the Arts and Cultural District, which consists of the Mesa Arts Center, the Mesa Southwest Shakespeare Company, the Mesa Southwest Museum, and other galleries, dance companies, and theaters.

Baseball fans can follow the minor league Mesa Angels, affiliate of the Anaheim Angels, or travel the 18 miles to nearby Phoenix to attend an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Phoenix is also home to the NFL’s Cardinals, the NBA’s Suns, the WNBA’s Mercury, and the NHL’s Coyotes.

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