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Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ) Colleges and Universities

While there are roughly three schools in Flagstaff, Arizona, there are five more colleges located within a 65-mile radius. Read about the traditional schools in several categories to find the right one for you.

Students searching for educational opportunities in Flagstaff, AZ, have a few options when it comes to postsecondary institutions. Based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we compare and contrast the five traditional schools in the area to help students find the school that meets their needs.

Closest Schools to Flagstaff, Arizona

Students may wish to attend a school that is close to home or a place of work. The closest schools to Flagstaff are mostly 4-year institutions. As such, most schools in the area offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students who may wish to pursue graduate studies.

  • Northern Arizona University (2.3 miles from downtown)
  • Northcentral University (55 miles from downtown)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (64 miles from downtown)
  • Prescott College (64 miles from downtown)
  • Yavapai College (64 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Exploring student population figures can give you some idea of what kind of learning environment is available on schools' campuses. Students may have a preference on whether they want the big college experience, or would rather study at a smaller institution. The largest schools in the area are mostly private institutions, but there are a couple of large, public schools available.

  • Northern Arizona University (29,021 students)
  • Northcentral University (11,029 students)
  • Yavapai College (7,385 students)
  • Northland Pioneer College (3,354 students)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (2,265 students)

Lowest Net Price

The cost of attending a college or university can be a deciding factor for many students when it comes to choosing where to study. In general, public institutions tend to charge lower tuition rates than private schools. This is the case with the traditional colleges located in the Flagstaff area, according to 2014-2015 data from the NCES.

  • Yavapai College ($6,204)
  • Northland Pioneer College ($8,254)
  • Northern Arizona University ($14,615)
  • Prescott College ($24,354)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott ($32,952)

Highest Graduation Rate

A school's graduation rate is worth considering because it can offer some insight into the quality of academic programs at the college or university. Graduation rates consider full-time undergraduates in a program who completed it within 150% of 'normal time,' (i.e. six years for a bachelor's degree), as reported by the NCES. For 2015, all schools in the area had graduation rates less than 60%.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (59% graduation rate)
  • Northern Arizona University (52% graduation rate)
  • Prescott College (30% graduation rate)
  • Yavapai College (27% graduation rate)
  • Northland Pioneer College (8% graduation rate)

With a handful of choices, the Flagstaff, AZ, area provides public and private schools with a range of locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates for students to consider.

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