Tempe Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Tempe Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Tempe, Arizona

There are at least 12 colleges in Tempe, listed and described below. These schools represent 72,715 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 69,959 full-time students, and a reported 9,275 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Arizona State University and Rio Salado College.

We also provide an extensive list of Arizona Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Tempe is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Tempe.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Tempe.

Featured Colleges in the Tempe Area (QuickSchools™)

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Phoenix Truck Driving Institute

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Truck Driving Institute trains students to not only pass their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test, but to become the kind of professional driver that companies seek.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate


Phoenix, AZ

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  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

Arizona School of Integrative Studies

Mesa, AZ

We're passionate about massage therapy and it seems like you're at least curious. If so, you've come to the right place.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Steiner Institute of Esthetics

Tempe, AZ; Phoenix, AZ

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting?  With the education you will receive at the Steiner Institute of Esthetics, that career can be yours. 

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology
  • Degrees: Diploma

Argosy University

Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Empire Beauty Schools

Chandler, AZ; Phoenix, AZ

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

  • Program Categories: Education and Teaching
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Tempe with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, interdisciplinary studies, elementary school teaching, psychology, communication studies, registered nursing, social work, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 51,481 students, 55,486 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 8,845 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-590. Math: 480-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 E Broadway Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282

  • Programs: naturopathic medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 330 students.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of Advancing Technology
2625 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283

  • Programs: communications tech courses, computer engineering tech, computer and info science, information science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,254 students, 1,307 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 320 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Tempe Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Carsten Institute
3345 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 142 students, 156 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

International Baptist College
2211 W Germann Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286

  • Programs: religious education, teacher ed, bible studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 61 students, 55 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 110 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Rio Salado College
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: criminal justice and police, corrections, call center operation, aviation operations, customer service management, data processing tech, business administration, substance abuse counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 18,331 students, 12,230 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
1100 East Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: massage therapy, aesthetician and skin care, hypnotherapist, mind-body therapies, yoga training, alternative medical services, herbalist, Asian bodywork therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,116 students, 725 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Chandler Colleges 6 176,581 10,718  
Glendale Colleges 4 218,812 21,097 606
Mesa Colleges 15 396,375 26,109  
Phoenix Colleges 38 1,321,045 33,467 82
Scottsdale Colleges 9 202,705 11,002  

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