Phoenix College


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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Information Summary

Ranks 38th in Arizona and 2858th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 52.8
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $3,494
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 17 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 59% / 35%
Enrollment Total (all students) 10,959


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.


Dalby Building :: Phoenix College Fannin Library :: Phoenix College
Campus Building :: Phoenix College

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

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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.

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