Best Colleges in Arizona

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September 7, 2021

Nearly 30 Schools Analyzed Based on Career Services, Program Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) April 12, 2017 –, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used metrics provided by the government to select the best colleges and universities in Arizona for 2017. 6 four-year schools had the qualifying scores to be included, and Arizona State University Tempe, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University were the top three. Of the 20 two-year schools included in the ranking, Cochise College, Northland Pioneer College, Mesa Community College, GateWay Community College and Eastern Arizona College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below.

“A certificate or degree can go a long way when it comes to starting or advancing a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These colleges and universities in Arizona have demonstrated their value to students who want to be prepared for their role in the job market. Post-college earnings, employment resources and high program caliber were all evaluated to determine which schools belonged on our list.”

To be included on Arizona’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. In addition to their career resources, each college is also analyzed based on additional metrics including program offerings, academic counseling, opportunities for financial aid, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Arizona” list, visit

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Arizona for 2017 include:
  • Arizona Christian University
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Ottawa University-Phoenix
  • Prescott College
  • University of Arizona
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Arizona for 2017 include:
  • Arizona Western College
  • Central Arizona College
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • GateWay Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Pima Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • South Mountain Community College
  • Tohono O'Odham Community College
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