University of Phoenix Online Campus: Narrative Description

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3157 East Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034-7209
Tel: (602)387-7000; 800-228-7240; Admissions: (480)557-1712; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates (courses conducted at 121 campuses and learning centers in 25 states). Founded 1989. Total enrollment: 45,827. Faculty: 4,363 (9 full-time, 4,354 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Full-time: 27,799 students, 64% women, 36% men. 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 83% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation, 2 years of work experience, 23 years of age. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Tuition: $12,660 full-time, $422 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: College housing not available. University Library with 27.1 million books, 11,648 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending 2001-02: $2 million.