Why University of Phoenix?

What makes us different is what makes us better

We’ve been making higher education attainable for more than 35 years through flexible scheduling and an unparalleled student support system. Over the years, we’ve introduced several resources that set us apart from other universities and help make a college education even more accessible to working professionals. Discover the reasons why University of Phoenix may be right for you.

Financial planning tools

After determining your degree program, find out how much your college education will cost and the numerous ways you can fund your education.

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Phoenix Scholarship Reward Program

Phoenix Scholarship Reward Program

Start your first for-credit course in an associate or bachelor’s degree program by February 28, 2014, and you could earn a significant tuition reduction in the future. Follow our typical academic schedule to save as much as $10,000 by the time you graduate.

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Phoenix Career Services

Phoenix Career Services

Begin career planning with Phoenix Career Services before you start your degree program. Find careers that match your interests, and then map out a personalized career plan to get there. You can also access tools for resumé building, interview training and job searching.

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Corporate partnerships

Corporate partnerships

We partner with many of the nation’s largest organizations to develop curricula relevant to workforce needs. As a student and alum, you can access job postings from well-known corporations, including AT&T, Hitachi and MGM Resorts.

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Alumni network

Alumni network

The Alumni Association at University of Phoenix is among the largest alumni communities in the nation, with more than 850,500 graduates who can mentor and connect you to opportunities. You can also network and attend local events in your area.

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PhoenixConnect

PhoenixConnect® academic social network

Connect with more than 900,000 University of Phoenix students, alumni, faculty members and staff through a private, academically focused social network. Here, you can get advice from other students on what to expect in class, learn how to find jobs from alumni and more.

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More resources for students

Discover more resources and support services exclusive to University of Phoenix students.

eCampus resources ›
Prior Learning Assessment ›
Adaptive learning tools ›
Life Resource Center ›
STEM education portfolio ›