Aug 20, 2017


Arizona was the 48th state to join the United States, and is the sixth largest state in the country. Located in the southwest of the country, the state has a population of 6,626,624 (2013 estimate). Much of Arizona enjoys very hot summers and mild winters. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

ArizonaThe state’s capital, Phoenix has a population of 1,445,632 people (as of the 2010 U.S. Census). Other large cities in Arizona include Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale.

Arizona’s public university system, which includes the University of Arizona, is run by the Arizona Board of Regents. The state has several two-year vocational schools and community colleges, which offer two-year associate degrees.

Top Reasons to Study in Arizona

  • The Weather: If you like it hot, then Arizona may just be the right place for you. In some parts of the state, Phoenix for example, the average daily temperature is over 100°F (38°C) for three months of the year.
  • Employment Prospects: Manufacturing, mining and tourism dominate Arizona’s economy. Most of the manufacturing industries are found in Phoenix and Tuscon. Two-thirds of America’s copper comes from Arizona. More than 37 million people visit the state each year, and the tourism sector is estimated to employ over 170,000 people. Major employers in the state include the state government and the University of Arizona. Five companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 companies list are headquartered in Arizona, namely, Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Republic Services, Petsmart, and Insight Enterprises.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

Where to study in Arizona - College Choices


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Arizona State University Biological Science,Business,Psychology Public >10,000 Request Info
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Prescott Campus Engineering,Trade and Industry Private >10,000 Request Info
Arizona Western College Computer/Information Sciences,Health Public >10,000 Request Info
Northern Arizona University Business Administration,Communication Studies,Psychology Public >10,000 Request Info
Pima Community College Business,Health,Liberal Arts Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Arizona Business,Engineering,Social Sciences Public >10,000 Request Info

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Arizona, contact the Arizona Department of Education

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