University of Phoenix

Gain Knowledge you can use tomorrow, not in four years.

I'm looking for a university that will give me a solid education with real-world application.

At University of Phoenix, you learn from a curriculum designed by experts in your field of study, whether you're earning your associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. Our curriculum is developed in collaboration with our faculty and industry professionals to ensure that it is up-to-date and relevant. This means our programs aren't wasting your time; instead, you're gaining knowledge one day that you can use at work the next. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Quick Facts

School Name

University of Phoenix


Today, University of Phoenix is the nation's largest private university, offering more than 100 degree programs at locations nationwide, as well as online coursework in most countries around the world.

General Information

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University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23. For more information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit

Class structure and requirements

Our class schedules are designed to work with your schedule.

  • Online courses begin weekly and last between 5 - 6 weeks.
  • Classes held once a week on location, with evening sessions available, and additional time spent with student Learning Teams.
  • Online classes are accessible 24/7 from your laptop or desktop.
  • Option to take one class at a time allowing you to balance your educational commitments with other priorities.
Online tools and resources

Online courses and innovative tools designed for 21st-century learners. .

  • An online platform that offers 24/7 access to coursework and classroom discussions.
  • 2,000+ online courses in business, education, nursing, health care and other in-demand fields.
  • Mobile apps for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices allow you to participate in class discussions remotely, on your schedule.
  • Online Learning Teams of 3 - 5 students help you develop collaboration and communication skills for the 21st century workforce.
  • 24/7, global access to 100,000+ e-books in the digital University Library.
  • The PhoenixConnect®, an academic social network connecting more than 800,000 students, alumni and faculty.
University of Phoenix locations

Receive a hands-on education at a University of Phoenix location near you

  • Pursue your degree at locations nationwide.
  • Small classroom environments encourage you to engage with your instructors and collaborate with your classmates.
Adaptive learning platform

Discover tools that adapt to your learning strengths and classroom achievements.

  • Personalized study guides based on your individual skillset and classroom performance.
  • Cognitive learning resources designed to improve math and reading abilities.
  • Interactive tools offer feedback to help you enhance your writing skills.
Career services

Develop a roadmap for professional success.

  • The Phoenix Career Services™ portal offers career planning and development resources preparing you for today’s workforce.
  • Customized evaluation tools helping you identify your professional goals and your career-related strengths.
  • Curriculum that is influenced by corporate partners, help to develop the relevant skills and knowledge for the 21st-century workforce.
  • Online job search tools that feature professional opportunities posted by our corporate partners.
Alumni network

Alumni networks and mentor programs supporting you throughout your educational journey.

  • *Students and alumni have access to 42,000 alumni mentors who can help them prep for interviews, give them advice and guidance, and answer questions. *Note: This statement is correlated with the UOPX Alumni Association – Alumni Mentor Program, 10.1.12.
  • Dedicated mentors who offer academic and career guidance to students and graduates worldwide.
  • The PhoenixConnect®, an academic social network connecting more than 800,000 students, alumni and faculty.
Personal advisor teams

Personal advisor teams support you — from enrollment to graduation.

Finance Advisor

Your Finance Advisor will talk to you about financing your college education. He or she can also help you research available programs and services, calculate the cost of your program, and inform you of financial aid options that may be available to you, including:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Payment plans

Enrollment Representative

Your Enrollment Representative will help you design a personalized education plan to help meet your academic goals and balance your life commitments. She or he will also guide you through the application process and answer important questions related to:

  • Degree programs
  • Course schedules
  • Forms and fees
  • Credit transfers
  • Student orientations
  • Learning assessments

Academic Advisor

Your Academic Advisor can offer you the tools and information you need to make the most of your educational experience. She or he will guide you through your academic program and provide you with a personalized schedule showing the classes you need to take and when. Your Academic Advisor can also answer your questions about important academic-related matters, including:

  • Grades
  • Courses
  • Schedules
  • Instructors
  • Career services
  • Attendance

Learn from committed educators with industry expertise.

In today’s ever-changing marketplace, working adults require an education that combines academic excellence with real-world knowledge. That’s why faculty members at University of Phoenix are dedicated educators and experienced professionals.

  • Hands-on practitioner faculty that average 18 years of professional experience.
  • Dedicated faculty includes some members with Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 experience.
Education excellence

See how University of Phoenix is changing education for 21st-century learners.

  • A growing alumni network of more than 800,000 University of Phoenix graduates.
Corporate Partners

Our corporate partnerships help students develop skills for today’s workforce.

University of Phoenix is dedicated to helping solve the U.S. job gap by preparing adult learners for the 21st-century workforce. Our corporate partnerships are designed to teach students the relevant skills and real-world knowledge needed by today’s leading employers.

University of Phoenix corporate partnerships include benefits such as:

  • Relevant degree programs that ensure students are equipped for industry-specific skills, professional requirements and job demands.
  • Career opportunities posted on our Phoenix Career Services job search tool.
  • Curriculum guidance designed to align coursework with real-world employer needs.

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