University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus: Narrative Description

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5099 East Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712-2732
Tel: (520)881-6512; 800-228-7240; Admissions: (480)557-1712; Fax: (520)795-6177; 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 1979. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,683. Faculty: 650 (8 full-time, 642 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. Full-time: 1,107 students, 61% women, 39% men. 2% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 80% 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: $8490 full-time, $283 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.