Sonoran Desert Institute Trade Programs
Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sonoran Desert Institute is a private for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
Sonoran Desert Institute Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Sonoran Desert Institute.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Sonoran Desert Institute has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Precision Systems Maintenance Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Gunsmithing/Gunsmith Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Precision Systems Maintenance Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#1||Best Value Colleges for Precision Systems Maintenance||College Factual|
|#1||Best Gunsmithing/Gunsmith Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#1||Best Value Colleges for Gunsmithing/Gunsmith||College Factual|
Where Is Sonoran Desert Institute?
Contact details for Sonoran Desert Institute are given below.
|Address:||1555 W University Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85281|
Can I Afford Sonoran Desert Institute?
|In State||Out of State|
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Sonoran Desert Institute, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $7,997 a year. That adds up to $31,988 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Sonoran Desert Institute is 34.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Sonoran Desert Institute Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,003 full-time undergraduates at Sonoran Desert Institute, 99% are male and 1% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sonoran Desert Institute students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||75|
|Hispanic or Latino||228|
Online Learning at Sonoran Desert Institute
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Sonoran Desert Institute has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Sonoran Desert Institute
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sonoran Desert Institute was 20.2%. This is the #574 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Sonoran Desert Institute regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Sonoran Desert Institute ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Precision Systems Maintenance||#1|
|Mechanic & Repair Technologies||#19|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Sonoran Desert Institute Trade School Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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