Phoenix College

Phoenix College

Phoenix College is a community college founded in 1920. It is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and is among the oldest community colleges in the country. The college offers enrollment to more than 10,000 students, and its main campus covers 52 acres. There are more than 200 degree and certificate programs offered by the Phoenix College.

The college's sports teams are nicknamed PC, and the mascot is a bear. The teams wear the official colors of gold and blue, and participate in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, track and field, softball and volleyball. Phoenix College has won a number of national championships in softball, baseball, track and field, wrestling, golf, football and cross-country.

The alumni of the college include eminent personalities like Tony Award-winning actor Stephen Spinella, actors Nick Nolte and Peter Billingsley, television star Jaime Lyn Bauer, artist Eric Fischl, and Pop/ Rhythm & Blues singer CeCe Peniston.

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Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix , AZ 85013
General Phone: (602) 264-2492

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Phoenix College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine504EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts359Native American studies, American Sign Language, sign language translation, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, cartography ...
Medical Support and Technology327dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab assistant, allied health and medical assisting, health diagnostic professions, medical lab tech, histotechnologist, histologic tech, ...
Art Studies245art studies
Security and Law Enforcement197criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Business and Management151accounting and computer science, business, business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, banking, international business, MIS, ...
Law77legal secretary, legal assistant, court reporting, legal professions
Science43natural sciences, physical sciences
Therapy and Counseling33psychology, massage therapy
Medical Administration28medical records admin, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Family and Social Work25foodservice management, adult development and aging, child development, family and community services, child care management, human services, social work
Engineering Technician24civil engineering tech, surveying tech, architectural drafting
Design15design and visual communication, fashion design, interior design
Cooking and Culinary Arts13pastry, chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant, institutional food workers
Education and Teaching8education, educational admin and supervision, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate, construction management
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art, commercial photography
Music5music, music performance, music management, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer networking, system administration, computer services management, computer support
Office and Administration3administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Production Trades2welding
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Construction Trades1apparel and textiles, apparel and textile manufacture, building inspector
Hospitality0hotel management, travel services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0exercise science, health and fitness, rehabilitation
Architecture and Planning0urban planning, interior architecture
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping

Number of programs and degrees for Phoenix College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year65872
Associate's degree81078
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years61048

Phoenix College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Phoenix College had a total enrollment of 11,097 students (5,848 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 10%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 3%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 17%
20-21 13%
22-24 13%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 8%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)7%
State unknown1%

Phoenix College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 34 %

Phoenix College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Phoenix, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Phoenix College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,894
Books and supplies $ 1,120

Financial Aid:
Phoenix College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107800)

Phoenix College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year64$76,681102$77,472
All faculty totalacademic year64$76,681102$77,472

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Phoenix College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports72734

Phoenix College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Computer Science
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textiles, General
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Institutional Food Workers

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Family and Community Services
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
Creative Writing
General Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Histologic Technician
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
Medical/Clinical Assistant


Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Psychology, General

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Phoenix College Highlights

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What Sets Phoenix College Apart:

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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% of degrees in law
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Top 11%Phoenix College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in design
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Top 12%Phoenix College % of degrees in design
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%Phoenix College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 13%Phoenix College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Female % of student body
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Top 14%Phoenix College Female % of student body
% students 40 years or older
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Minority % of student body
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Top 17%Phoenix College Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 18%Phoenix College % of degrees in security and law enforcement

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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