The average student seeking the traditional college experience has a few options in and around Chandler, AZ. We compare the traditional, non-specialty schools with each other in four categories using data presented by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Chandler, Arizona
The majority of the schools closest to Chandler are 2-year (or less) institutions, but there are a few 4-year schools available nearby. These institutions are also primarily private schools.
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College (2.5 miles from downtown)
- Mesa Community College (4.2 miles from downtown)
- University of Advancing Technology (4.2 miles from downtown)
- ITT Technical Institute-Tempe (5.6 miles from downtown)
- University of Phoenix-Arizona (5.6 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Chandler, Arizona
Chandler and the surrounding area is home to eleven large institutions that boast more than 10,000 students. Several of the larger schools offer undergraduate and graduate level degree programs.
- University of Phoenix-Arizona (195,059 students)
- Grand Canyon University (62,304 students)
- Arizona State University-Tempe (50,320 students)
- Mesa Community College (22,711 students)
- Glendale Community College (20,506 students)
Lowest Net Price
The NCES determines the average net cost for colleges and universities by subtracting the average amount of financial aid full-time undergrad students typically receive from the total cost of attendance. The overall average net prices for all schools in the Chandler area fall between about $7,000 and over $32,000 for 2014-2015. Several community colleges in the area had some of the lowest net prices.
- Rio Salado College ($7,006)
- Glendale Community College ($7,034)
- South Mountain Community College ($7,191)
- Phoenix College ($7,299)
- GateWay Community College ($7,566)
Highest Graduation Rates
The overall graduation rates reported by the NCES represent full-time undergraduate students who graduated within 150% of the 'normal time' it takes to complete their degree program (e.g., six years for bachelor's degree). For 2015, the majority of the traditional schools in the area had rates less than 50%. The following institutions had the highest graduation rates among the area's non-specialty schools.
- Arizona State University-Tempe (66% graduation rate)
- East Valley Institute of Technology (64% graduation rate)
- Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix (64% graduation rate)
- Arizona College-Glendale (59% graduation rate)
- Arizona State University-Polytechnic (58% graduation rate)
Chandler, AZ, and the surrounding area offers a multitude of 2-year and 4-year institutions for students to choose from based on location, size, price, and graduation rates.