University of Phoenix

Also referred to as: UP , UPX , U of PX

Main Campus:

3157 E. Elwood Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034-7209


About University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is an accredited university hosting virtual and on-campus students. It has the largest North American student body with 420,700 undergraduates and 78,000 graduates. The University of Phoenix offers programs on the associate's, bachelor's, and master's level in a range of fields such as business, higher education administration, criminal justice, nursing, sports management, and technology.

The university can be found all across the nation with campuses in various states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Wyoming.

Distance Learning Enrollment: 224,880 students Financial Aid For Online Students: Yes Average Cost Per Online Course: N/A

Distance learning students have access toAcademic Advising, Bookstore, Campus Computer Network, Library Services, Tutoring

Sector: Private for-profit- 4-year or above Religious Affiliation:None HBCU:No Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral Academic Calendar:Other academic year Accredited By: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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Online Learning Programs at University of Phoenix

The 2009 Education Database ranked the University of Phoenix 28th out of 44 for best online accredited universities. Online learning programs at the University of Phoenix are offered at the associate's, bachelor's, and graduate levels, and certificate programs are also available. Most locations offer all programs, but it is important to make sure the program you want is available at a specific location.

Because its online learning programs are so well-developed, the school has much to offer to its online students. For example, online students have access to tutoring centers that double as social centers for students to meet virtually and exchange ideas. The university also uses electronic textbooks that offer search links and links to glossary terms.

Degree programs available via the Internet include an online associate's degree in elementary education, an online bachelor's in nursing, and an online MBA.

What's Unique at University of Phoenix

Phoenix has a very diverse faculty and student body. Fifteen percent of its are African Americans and about 6% are Latino (the national average is 5% for African Americans and 3% Latino). The student body is roughly 25% African American and 13% Latino. The university is ranked as America's highest in graduating African-Americans and Native Americans with master's degrees.

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