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.

Education Institutes in Tempe
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Tempe
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Tempe
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Arizona State University-Tempe51,869Four or more years9,684329
Maricopa Community College System OfficeN/AAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/AN/A
Rio Salado College18,636At least 2 but less than 4 years2,06498
Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences612Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
University of Advancing Technology694Four or more years19,93718
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology12Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences376Four or more yearsN/A1
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts952At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A21
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Tempe250Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Sessions College for Professional Design114At least 2 but less than 4 years7,80012
University of Phoenix-Arizona131,629Four or more years11,219137
Aveda Institute-Phoenix164Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
ITT Technical Institute-TempeN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
International Academy of Hair Design55Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Western International University1,658Four or more years6,00022
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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