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Phoenix College (PC) is part of Maricopa Community College, which is considered the largest community college system in the U.S and the largest provider of higher education in America.

Phoenix College offers over 200 programs including biology, English and nursing. The Applied Business department at Phoenix offers programs in management, marketing and fashion merchandising. The retail management degree, a 64-credit program, helps students prepare for careers in retail and the food industry.

The Communication Department offers many courses including, public speaking, voice and diction and the art of storytelling. The Storybook Stagecoach, an outreach program sponsored by the Communication Department, is in its 19th season and helps bring children’s literature to life on stage.

The Physics department at Phoenix College offers courses in general physics, electricity and magnetism and mechanics. The department offers concentrations in astronomy, engineering and geology. Physics courses may require more than one prerequisite.

The Legal Studies department at Phoenix College offers Associates in Applied Science degree in paralegal studies. The paralegal studies program is the largest of its kind in the state of Phoenix. The program also offers a certificate of completion.

Phoenix College offers the very popular Teachers Prep program that helps aspiring teachers that are still in high-school prepare for entry into education programs and employment as a teacher.

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Phoenix College has an open admission policy. The school requires students to be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must submit their high school transcripts and may apply for admission online.

Students are encouraged to take placement tests prior to registering at the school.

Students may also set up campus tours while in the decision making process.

Financial Aid

Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.

Phoenix College students are eligible for federal aid as well as school grants through the Maricopa Grant Program.

To receive financial aid, Phoenix College students must go through the loan counseling process before getting aid and they must complete a Master Promissory Note.

Students may apply for the Phoenix College Maricopa Grant Program online. To qualify, applicants must not be eligible to receive federal financial aid for the term, must live in the state, and must be enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4770th for the average student loan amount.
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There are a great number of clubs and organizations at the school including Amnesty International, the Business Club and the Latin Dance Club.

The fitness center at Phoenix College is open to all students and faculty. The center offers many group fitness programs that offer state of the art equipment. The center may require a medical release.

Computer Commons is an open-computer facility open to all students at the school.

The metropolitan city of Phoenix is home to 1,500,000 people and is filled with a rich culture and great diversity and is the largest city in Arizona.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Phoenix College participates in many intercollegiate program including baseball, basketball and soccer. The Bears compete in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in the NJCAA.

Phoenix College was the site of the 2008 NJCAA Division II Golf Championships, and was the site of the 2008 Valley of the Sun Bowl featuring Phoenix College taking on Harper College.

Information Summary

Ranks 38th in Arizona and 2941st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.04
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,090 0.28
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 116 0.01
Forcible Rape 559 0.04
Robbery 3,324 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,666 1.27
Larceny 38,258 2.61
Vehicle theft 7,555 0.52

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Phoenix, AZ 85013
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population20,842 (20,842 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,542 (2.17 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,150
Families4,578 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
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 4004th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,944 $1,944 $7,728
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $81 $81 $322
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,238 $3,238 $9,022
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,504 $15,504 $21,288
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,780 $9,780 $15,564

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,854(N/C) $1,854(N/C) $7,638(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,240
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,272 $5,832
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,148 $6,588
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,148 $6,588

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 721st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,131 ($80,281 male / $76,115 female)
Number of FT Faculty 161 (65 male / 96 female)
Number of PT Faculty 766
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $5,169,639

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