Phoenix College was founded in 1920 with just 53 students and is now part of the Maricopa Community Colleges, a district that ranks as the nation's largest community college system and the single largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Located near 12th Avenue and Thomas Road, Phoenix College is near the heart of the city's business and cultural centers.
Today, more than 25,000 students each year prepare for university transfer, career training and advancement, or lifelong learning in one of the 200 degree and certificate programs.
Phoenix College's student body reflects the diverse, multicultural central city community it serves. In Spring 2005, 18% of our students were immigrants, refugees or foreign visitors. With a reported Hispanic student population of 30%, Phoenix College has been officially designated a Hispanic Serving Institution, gaining access to state and federal funding to further assist this growing segment.
The College is a vital player in the growth and revitalization of the central city, partnering with business, municipal and community organizations in employee training programs and cultural awareness workshops. Phoenix College also has an educational and cultural exchange with the Universidad del Noroeste in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and offers annual study opportunities in Ireland, England and Italy.
Since 1920, teaching, learning and student success have been the core values of Phoenix College's commitment to the citizens of Phoenix and Arizona to Go Far, Close To Home.
Phoenix College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency.
Phoenix College will be the premier provider of learning opportunities for our community to go far, close to home.
Phoenix College delivers teaching and learning experiences that inspire the lifelong pursuit of education, professional, and personal goals for our diverse urban community.
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-285-7500 FAX: 602-285-7813
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