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Tucson Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Tucson Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Tucson, Arizona

There are at least 18 colleges in Tucson, listed and described below. These schools represent 72,150 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 53,035 full-time students, and a reported 5,800 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Arizona Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Tucson.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Tucson.

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HDS Truck Driving Institute


Tucson, AZ

HDS Truck Driving Institute has proudly served southern Arizona since 1991.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Arizona School of Massage Therapy


Tempe, AZ; Phoenix, AZ

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

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

Utah College of Massage Therapy


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 Utah College of Massage Therapy, that career can be yours. 

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Tucson Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Arizona Academy of Beauty
5631 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 47 students, 62 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Arizona Academy of Beauty-North
4066 N Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85705

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 62 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

HDS Truck Driving Institute
6251 S. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

  • Programs: truck and bus driver
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 144 students, 87 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

IIA College Tucson
5441 E. 22nd St. Ste. 125
Tucson, AZ 85711-5444

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, business management, security and loss prevention, medical secretary, business administration, criminal justice and administration, health care administration, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 358 students, 763 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Pima Community College
401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-5000

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, general studies, business management, registered nursing, various nursing, education, architectural drafting, business support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 32,982 students, 19,386 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Pima Medical Institute Tucson
3350 East Grant Road, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85716

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, phlebotomy, dental assistant, medical secretary, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, physical therapist assistant, radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 900 students, 980 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Tucson with Selective Admissions

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

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
4646 E Fort Lowell Rd Ste 104
Tucson, AZ 85712

  • Programs: acupuncture, traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 52 students, 75 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Regency Beauty Institute-Tucson
7225 E. Broadway Blvd.-Ste 170
Tucson, AZ 85710

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 42 students, 83 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

The Art Center Design College-Tucson
2525 N Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716

  • Programs: interior design, animation and special effects, fine arts studies, design and visual communication, commercial art, photography, landscape architecture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 311 students, 306 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 438-550. Math: 355-535.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Tucson College of Beauty
3955 N Flowing Wells Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 93 students, 85 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of Arizona
1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, political science, communication studies, elementary school teaching, registered nursing, business management, marketing, animal physiology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 37,217 students, 31,208 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,800 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-600. Math: 500-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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