University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus: Narrative Description

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4635 East Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-1958
Tel: (480)804-7600; 800-228-7240; Admissions: (480)557-1712; E-mail: [email protected]; 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 1976. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,766. Faculty: 2,256 (36 full-time, 2,220 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. Full-time: 3,071 students, 58% women, 42% men. 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 82% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

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: Application fee: $85. Tuition: $8760 full-time, $292 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 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.