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85 Colleges
26,188 Yearly Graduations
$31,912 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,493 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arizona ranked #9 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 26,188 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,978 per year to get their degree at a college in Arizona, while out of state students will pay an average of $12,247 per year.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,623 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 89,763 students at UOPX - Arizona in total, 69,408 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 69,408 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 77 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,036 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UOPX - Arizona is $28,400.

#2

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
1,499 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,544 students at Pima County Community College District in total, 3,365 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Pima County Community College District take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,516 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pima County Community College District with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,970 students at PMI Tucson in total, 1,970 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,471 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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

There are 1,845 full-time undergraduates at UTI Avondale, and 1,845 students altogether. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% 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

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.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
910 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.

92% of Carrington College, Phoenix students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,900 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$10,630 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.

Roughly 26% of students at Sonoran Desert Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,997 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 34.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#8

GateWay Community College

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

The total student population at GateWay Community College is 4,670, which includes 1,018 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GateWay Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$17,181 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Grand Canyon University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Grand Canyon University is $28,400.

#10

The Refrigeration School

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

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

80% of RSI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,255 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from RSI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Yavapai College

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

The total student population at Yavapai College is 6,009, which includes 1,454 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

13% of Yavapai College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Yavapai College is $25,400.

#12

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
621 Yearly Degrees
$2,112 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,487 students at AWC in total, 1,710 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at AWC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% 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 822 full-time undergraduates at PMI Mesa, and 822 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at PMI Mesa take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,312 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from PMI Mesa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix

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

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

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,374 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate 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 4,133 full-time undergraduates at Glendale Community College, and 14,374 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Glendale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,957 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Glendale Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
Public Public vs. Private
581 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 typical student loan amount is $3,058 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% 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 789 full-time undergraduates at UTI Phoenix, and 789 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 33 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,666 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%.

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 363 students at PMI East Valley in total, 363 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at PMI East Valley take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,322 a year. PMI East Valley has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PMI East Valley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
475 Yearly Degrees

There are 104 full-time undergraduates at EVIT, and 275 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% 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

The total student population at Rio Salado College is 17,362, which includes 2,634 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Rio Salado College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,975 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 Rio Salado College is $31,600.

#21

Mesa Community College

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

There are 4,975 full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College, and 16,948 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

12% of Mesa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,728 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

#22

Northland Pioneer College

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

The total student population at Northland Pioneer College is 2,700, which includes 524 full-time undergraduates. 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 $19,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Arizona Automotive Institute

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

There are 367 full-time undergraduates at Arizona Automotive Institute, and 368 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

65% of Arizona Automotive Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,629 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Arizona Automotive Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Studio Academy of Beauty

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

The total student population at Studio Academy of Beauty is 591, which includes 365 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 87% of students at Studio Academy of Beauty take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,573 a year. Studio Academy of Beauty has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#24

Central Arizona College

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

There are 4,076 students at Pinal County Community College in total, 1,181 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of Pinal County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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 United Education Institute - 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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