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85 Colleges
26,188 Yearly Graduations
$31,605 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,874 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 26,188 students received a trade school degree from a college in Arizona, making it rank #9 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,901 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,451 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,469 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,562 Yearly Degrees
$9,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 72,485 undergraduates at UOPX - Arizona, of which 72,485 are full-time, and there are 94,724 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UOPX - Arizona is 5.3 years.

Roughly 78% of students at UOPX - Arizona take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,207 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,499 Yearly Degrees
$2,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,512 students at Pima County Community College District in total, 4,708 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,300 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,931 full-time undergraduates at PMI Tucson, and 1,931 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at PMI Tucson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,802 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Tucson is $26,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,095 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,873 students at UTI Avondale in total, 1,873 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 40 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at UTI Avondale take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#5

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
929 Yearly Degrees
$2,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Arizona College is 6,027, which includes 1,762 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Eastern Arizona College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,042 a year.

Students who graduate from Eastern Arizona College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
910 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,644 full-time undergraduates at Carrington College, Phoenix, and 1,644 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 42 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 16% are men and 84% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,731 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% 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 $25,200.

#7

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$9,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,269 full-time undergraduates at Sonoran Desert Institute, and 1,782 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 50 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Sonoran Desert Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,461 a year.

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

There are 5,067 students at GateWay Community College in total, 1,283 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

9% of GateWay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GateWay Community College is $32,800.

#9

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$17,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 58,997 undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, of which 18,406 are full-time, and there are 96,211 students altogether. For undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

70% of Grand Canyon University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,135 a year. Grand Canyon University has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

The Refrigeration School

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

The total student population at The Refrigeration School is 903, which includes 903 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

59% of RSI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,874 a year. RSI has a 8.5% 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 $35,400.

#11

Yavapai College

Prescott, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$2,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,428 students at Yavapai College in total, 1,627 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#12

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
621 Yearly Degrees
$2,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arizona Western College is 7,500, which includes 2,071 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at AWC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AWC is $22,100.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
593 Yearly Degrees

There are 856 students at PMI Mesa in total, 856 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at PMI Mesa take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,006 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix

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

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix is 755, which includes 755 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at PMI Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,515 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#15

Glendale Community College

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

There are 18,054 students at Glendale Community College in total, 5,458 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

10% of Glendale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,004 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
581 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at GateWay Community College - Central City is 600, which includes 360 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,042 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GateWay Community College is $32,800.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
533 Yearly Degrees

There are 840 students at UTI Phoenix in total, 840 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at UTI Phoenix take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,000 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UTI Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
523 Yearly Degrees

There are 454 students at PMI East Valley in total, 454 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,314 a year. PMI East Valley has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
475 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at East Valley Institute of Technology is 508, which includes 41 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at EVIT. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

6% of EVIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,556 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#20

Rio Salado College

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

There are 2,171 full-time undergraduates at Rio Salado College, and 19,103 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Rio Salado College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,965 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

#21

Mesa Community College

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

There are 6,121 full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College, and 20,351 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

14% of Mesa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,396 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mesa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
437 Yearly Degrees
$2,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,008 students at NPC in total, 591 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,700 during the early-career years.

#23

Arizona Automotive Institute

Glendale, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
417 Yearly Degrees

There are 490 full-time undergraduates at Arizona Automotive Institute, and 490 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,757 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#24

Studio Academy of Beauty

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

There are 530 full-time undergraduates at Studio Academy of Beauty, and 631 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,138 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#24

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
416 Yearly Degrees
$2,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,557 full-time undergraduates at Pinal County Community College, and 4,793 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Pinal County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,214 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pinal County Community College is $24,600.

Other Arizona Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Chandler-Gilbert Community College 391
27 Cochise County Community College District 375
28 Arizona College - Glendale 347
29 Brookline College - Phoenix 315
30 Mohave Community College 304
31 Phoenix College 290
32 Turning Point Beauty College 280
33 Bryan University 262
34 Penrose Academy 255
35 Paradise Valley Community College 240
36 Arizona College - Mesa 230
37 Regional Center for Border Health 226
38 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Mesa 225
39 Arizona School of Integrative Studies 221
40 HDS Truck Driving Institute 204
41 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Phoenix 192
42 Florida Career College - UEI College - Phoenix 182
43 Brookline College - Tempe 177
44 Aveda Institute - Phoenix 162
45 University of Arizona 160
46 Coconino Community College 149
47 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 119
48 Arizona Culinary Institute 112
49 Estrella Mountain Community College 109
50 Brookline College - Tucson 102
50 Aveda Institute - Tucson 102
52 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts 93
52 Allen School - Phoenix 93
54 Arizona State University - Skysong 87
55 CollegeAmerica - Phoenix 83
56 Empire Beauty School-Avondale 80
57 Arizona State University - Polytechnic 74
58 Arizona State University - Tempe 67
59 Paul Mitchell the School Phoenix 62
60 Tucson College of Beauty 61
61 Northern Arizona University 59
62 Scottsdale Community College 55
63 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix 53
64 Xtylo Beauty College 50
65 Empire Beauty School-Tucson 46
66 Pure Aesthetics 44
67 Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix 43
67 TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy 43
69 Arizona Academy of Beauty - East 37
70 Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery 34
71 DeVry University - Arizona 30
71 Empire Beauty School-Chandler 30
73 Empire Beauty School-Flagstaff 27
74 All Beauty College 25
75 Ottawa University - Phoenix 19
76 CollegeAmerica - Flagstaff 18
77 Charles of Italy Beauty College 17
77 International Barber College 17
79 All Beauty College 15
80 All Beauty College 8
80 South Mountain Community College 8
82 Tohono O’Odham Community College 0
82 Ottawa University - Surprise 0
82 Kor Beauty Academy 0
82 Arizona State University - West 0

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