Arizona Graduate Schools with Program Overviews

There are 32 schools offering graduate level education within Arizona. Read about the schools with most program variety, lowest net costs, closeness to major cities, and largest student populations to find the school for you.

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Continue reading to learn about graduate schools within the state of Arizona. The following compilation of data is designed to help you with your educational goals, and is from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Arizona Graduate Schools Near Large Cities

You can enroll in graduate institutions in large Arizona cities such as Tempe, Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Scottsdale. The following schools from each of those cities should be considered for those looking to study in a densely populated area:

  • University of Phoenix - Arizona (located in Tempe)
  • Grand Canyon University (located in Phoenix)
  • University of Arizona (located in Tucson)
  • Northern Arizona University (located in Flagstaff)
  • Arizona State University - Skysong (located in Scottsdale)

Largest Graduate Schools in Arizona

The most populated school in the state is the University of Phoenix in Arizona. The school featured a robust student total of 195,059 for 2014 to 2015, with 39,187 of those being graduate students. Over 2,500 graduates could be found in the next five largest schools in the state.

  • University of Phoenix - Arizona (39,187 graduate students)
  • Grand Canyon University (22,904 graduate students)
  • Arizona State University - Tempe (10,359 graduate students)
  • University of Arizona (9,249 graduate students)
  • Northern Arizona University (4,377 graduate students)

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Lowest Net Prices

To determine lowest net price, the NCES takes the total cost for undergraduates and subtracts the average financial aid they received. The following is a list of the lowest net costs for five schools in Arizona during the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Western International University ($10,407)
  • Arizona State University - West ($10,481)
  • Arizona State University - Tempe ($12,893)
  • Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix ($13,175)
  • Arizona State University - Skysong ($13,413)

Highest Graduation Rates

The top five schools with the highest graduation rates in the state all exceeded 50% for 2015. The NCES calculates this value by looking at full-time undergraduates who complete their programs within 150% of the typical amount of time.

  • Arizona State University - West (71% graduation rate)
  • Arizona State University - Tempe (66% graduation rate)
  • Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix (64% graduation rate)
  • University of Arizona (61% graduation rate)
  • Northern Arizona University (52% graduation rate)

If you are looking for a graduate school in Arizona that has good graduation rates, many students, reasonable fees, and close proximity to major cities, there are numerous options to consider.

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