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81 Colleges
22,680 Yearly Graduations
$30,882 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,153 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 22,680 students received a trade school degree from a college in Arizona, making it rank #11 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arizona is $7,720 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $12,423 a year.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,538 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,860 Yearly Degrees
$9,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 69,408 undergraduates at UOPX - Arizona, of which 69,408 are full-time, and there are 89,763 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - Arizona is 5.5 years.

84% of UOPX - Arizona students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,036 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,762 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,107 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is 1,970, which includes 1,970 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at PMI Tucson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,471 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from PMI Tucson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,568 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,082 Yearly Degrees
$10,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,709 students at Sonoran Desert Institute in total, 2,003 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 46 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,997 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#4

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,007 Yearly Degrees
$17,189 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 103,427 students at Grand Canyon University in total, 63,752 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,937 are full-time. For undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

62% of Grand Canyon University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,441 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,005 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pima Community College is 15,544, which includes 3,365 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,516 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pima County Community College District is $30,066.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
865 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Universal Technical Institute - Avondale is 1,845, which includes 1,845 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 41 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at UTI Avondale take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,985 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTI Avondale is $43,369.

#7

The Refrigeration School

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
695 Yearly Degrees

There are 897 students at RSI in total, 897 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at RSI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,255 a year. RSI has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RSI is $41,041.

#8

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
617 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,670 students at GateWay Community College in total, 1,018 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

10% of GateWay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,459 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GateWay Community College is $35,466.

#9

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
559 Yearly Degrees

There are 339 full-time undergraduates at GateWay Community College, and 524 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at GateWay Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,058 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GateWay Community College is $35,466.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at United Education Institute - UEI College - Phoenix is 1,271, which includes 1,271 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at UEI College - Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,798 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UEI College - Phoenix is $22,490.

#11

Yavapai College

Prescott, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
511 Yearly Degrees
$2,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,454 full-time undergraduates at Yavapai College, and 6,009 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Yavapai College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,810 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
489 Yearly Degrees

There are 789 full-time undergraduates at UTI Phoenix, and 789 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 33 to 1.

69% of UTI Phoenix students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,666 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,658 during the early-career years.

#13

Studio Academy of Beauty

Chandler, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
478 Yearly Degrees

There are 591 students at Studio Academy of Beauty in total, 365 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

87% of Studio Academy of Beauty students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,573 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Studio Academy of Beauty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,760 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
466 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Mesa is 822, which includes 822 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,312 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,568 during the early-career years.

#15

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
452 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Glendale Community College is 14,374, which includes 4,133 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,957 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,833 during the early-career years.

#16

Brookline College - Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
429 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,552 students at Brookline College - Phoenix in total, 1,511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,434 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at Brookline College - Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,199 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,796 during the early-career years.

#17

Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
401 Yearly Degrees

There are 812 full-time undergraduates at PMI Phoenix, and 812 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at PMI Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,374 a year. PMI Phoenix has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#18

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$2,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 524 full-time undergraduates at NPC, and 2,700 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Students who graduate from NPC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,813 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
387 Yearly Degrees
$11,348 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 63,124 undergraduates at ASU - Tempe, of which 57,485 are full-time, and there are 74,795 students altogether. For undergraduates at ASU - Tempe, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

35% of ASU - Tempe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,234 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from ASU - Tempe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,621 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
355 Yearly Degrees

There are 986 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Phoenix, and 986 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 35 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at Carrington College, Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,900 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carrington College, Phoenix is $30,410.

#21

Mohave Community College

Kingman, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$2,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mohave Community College is 3,654, which includes 654 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,181 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,973 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mesa Community College is 16,948, which includes 4,975 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Mesa Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,728 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mesa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,992 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,224 full-time undergraduates at Phoenix College, and 9,538 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,564 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,223 during the early-career years.

#24

Penrose Academy

Scottsdale, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
289 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Penrose Academy is 318, which includes 318 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Penrose Academy. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,756 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penrose Academy is $25,487.

#25

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$2,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,392 students at Eastern Arizona College in total, 1,301 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

1% of Eastern Arizona College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,910 a year.

Students who graduate from Eastern Arizona College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,852 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Arizona Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Phoenix 279
27 Chandler-Gilbert Community College 266
28 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts 262
29 Cochise County Community College District 254
30 Brookline College - Tempe 244
31 Pima Medical Institute - East Valley 230
32 Arizona College - Mesa 229
33 Carrington College-Mesa 227
34 Rio Salado College 225
35 Arizona Automotive Institute 223
36 Regional Center for Border Health 219
37 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Mesa 213
38 HDS Truck Driving Institute 212
39 Coconino Community College 201
40 East Valley Institute of Technology 197
41 Central Arizona College 190
42 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 184
42 Arizona State University - Skysong 184
44 Turning Point Beauty College 174
45 Bryan University 168
46 Aveda Institute - Tucson 156
47 University of Arizona 141
48 Arizona Culinary Institute 138
49 Carrington College-Tucson 132
50 Arizona Western College 131
51 Estrella Mountain Community College 122
52 Brookline College - Tucson 119
53 Aveda Institute - Phoenix 118
54 Arizona School of Integrative Studies 103
55 Allen School - Phoenix 91
56 Tucson College of Beauty 89
57 Scottsdale Community College 82
58 Paradise Valley Community College 66
58 Pure Aesthetics 66
60 Empire Beauty School-Tucson 64
61 Northern Arizona University 57
62 Paul Mitchell the School Phoenix 54
63 Empire Beauty School-Avondale 46
64 Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery 38
65 Arizona Academy of Beauty - East 28
66 Empire Beauty School-Chandler 27
67 All Beauty College 24
68 TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy 23
69 South Mountain Community College 22
69 All Beauty College 22
71 Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix 20
72 International Barber College 19
72 Xtylo Beauty College 19
74 Charles of Italy Beauty College 16
74 Ottawa University - Phoenix 16
74 Kor Beauty Academy 16
77 All Beauty College 11
78 University of Advancing Technology 6
79 DeVry University - Arizona 4
80 Ottawa University - Surprise 2
81 Tohono O’Odham Community College 1

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