Phoenix is known for its pleasant weather year-round. Students attending colleges in Phoenix can easily get around town on bicycle or public transit. In fact, Phoenix was named a bike-friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists (2014-18). The Phoenix light rail system stops at Arizona State University and at museums, sports fields and arenas, and more.
The public universities in Phoenix (and throughout Arizona) have transfer agreements set up with some community colleges there. For example, Arizona State University has a Transfer Admission Guarantee with many public community colleges in Phoenix.
Established in 1920, Phoenix College offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs, ranging from accounting, Chicana and Chicano Studies, health information management, massage therapy and media arts. It's considered the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Keeping things cool in Phoenix since 1965, the Refrigeration School, Inc., trains students in HVAC and electromechanical technology/electromechanical engineering technology.
The American Institute of Trucking, established in 1981, continuously adapts its training according to changes in state laws, company procedures and technologies.
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix, is by far the largest of all colleges in Phoenix. U.S. News & World Report in 2018 named ASU the nation's most innovative school, in large part due to the work ASU students and faculty do with NASA.
Arizona Christian University, a conservative liberal arts college, is the only Christian university in Arizona ranked among the nation's best Christian colleges and universities. ACU's Firestorm football team is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Both men and women students have a range of competitive and club sports to choose from.
Arizona Summit Law School, in downtown Phoenix, takes a more comprehensive approach to teaching law. Students engage in various activities, such as Law School Competition Teams in mediation, arbitration, negotiation and client counseling.
Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture is the state's first educational program that meets nationally recognized standards in those fields.
For additional information about postsecondary schools in the state, view the extensive list of Arizona Colleges.