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45+
years continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

45+
years continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

2,700
organizations with employees eligible for education benefits

2,700
organizations with employees eligible for education benefits

38
is the average age of new students

38
is the average age
of new students

38
is the average age of new students

79.8%
are employed while in school

79.8%
are employed while in school

79.8%
are employed while in school

28+
years of our faculty’s professional experience, on average

28+
years of our faculty’s professional experience, on average

1+ Million
alumni and counting

1+ Million
alumni and counting

If they can do it, so can you.

alumni Wendy R.

One class at a time

Taking one class at a time to get my degree helped me focus on the curriculum that we were doing throughout the five weeks. I can't tell you enough how much I loved the experience."

Wendy R.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Taking one class at a time to get my degree helped me focus on the curriculum that we were doing throughout the five weeks. I can't tell you enough how much I loved the experience."

alumni Crystal M.

Career-relevant education

The program helped me be a better educator, a better leader, better in time-management, and being a better advocate for myself, my patients and my staff."

Crystal M.

Master of Science in Nursing

The program helped me be a better educator, a better leader, better in time-management, and being a better advocate for myself, my patients and my staff."

alumni Amber P.

Balancing school and life

I didn't miss soccer games.
I didn't miss baseball games. I was present. I wasn't gone. I didn't drive away and go to school, and they won't look back and say Mom wasn't there."

Amber P.

Master of Science in Health Administration

I didn't miss soccer games.
I didn't miss baseball games. I was present. I wasn't gone. I didn't drive away and go to school, and they won't look back and say Mom wasn't there."

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University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1978. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2022-23. The University’s next Comprehensive Evaluation for Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2032-33. 

Learn about accreditation

You can explore career options with the Program Finder. Find more than 100 online college programs aligned to 300+ occupations. The University also offers certificate programs, as well as individual, test-preparation and non-credit professional development courses.

Once you’ve chosen your degree program and decided whether you will attend online or at a local campus, you can determine how much you’ll invest in your education and how you will pay for it. We can walk you step-by-step through the process with the tuition and expenses estimating tool, Financial Plan and Net Price Calculator. Time is money. See if you can save both.

With the financial planning tool you can:

  • Determine your estimated tuition and expenses based on your degree program and location.
  • Review your financial plan to see if you need to make adjustments.

Having information about your taxes, savings and any prior college credits available will help with this process. The more specific the information you provide, the more accurate your estimate will be.

Learn about tuition and fees

There are many ways for you to fund your education. Follow the link below to learn about some of the most common financial options students use. Keep in mind, everyone’s situation is different, so it’s important to discuss payment options with a representative before enrolling.

Learn how to pay for school

Completion time depends on the program you choose and the number of transfer credits applied to the program. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to get detailed information.

Attending online class is easy because we're always on 24/7/365. All you need is a reliable Internet connection. You simply log in to your virtual classroom to complete assignments, access course materials and resources and interact with faculty and classmates. Class participation is graded based upon your contributions to online discussions. This is a great solution for students who might have a difficult time commuting and for those who learn better independently.

Learn about student life

Follow the link below to learn about our admissions process. Ready to enroll? Call and speak with a representative to get started.

Learn about admission requirements

Courses are 100% online learning experiences – all courses, including any provided materials; tools, worksheets, and videos are in English. Each course is designed to take approximately 30 hours to complete. Courses are not faculty-led – they are self-paced and self-directed – specifically made for busy adult lives, allowing you to learn when and where you want.

Each course contains:

  • Four to five modules; each module covers multiple topics and one skill.
  • Post-module assessments to test your learning – no limit on how many times you can test yourself.
  • Publicly available curated resources.

It’s simple!

  1. Sign up with either your personal email or a social media account.
  2. Pay for your course(s) with a credit card and begin learning.

Courses are 100% self-paced and self-directed giving you the flexibility to schedule your learning time as you want. We estimate a single course may take 30 hours to complete – you'll have access to a single course for one year (365 days) from the date of purchase.

When you have achieved a score of 85% or higher in each module’s assessment within 365 days from purchase, a Certificate of Completion will be issued for course completion.

No. Our professional development courses are non-degree, noncredit bearing, and do not carry institutional or programmatic accreditation. Professional development courses are stand-alone courses that are not part of any UOPX certificate, continuing education, degree or other program.

No. While these courses are designed for personal and professional development, they do not provide any professional development units or credits (PDUs or CEUs) from the University of Phoenix and cannot be applied towards University of Phoenix Prior Learning Assessment, (PLA) submissions. If you plan to use this course to meet professional development requirements, you will need to check with any applicable agency or employer.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

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Students must meet the admission requirements for their chosen program. Credits from a regionally or nationally accredited institution may be eligible to transfer, provided that a grade of a C- or better was earned. Transfer credits typically apply toward general education and elective categories. With transfer credits, you can earn your degree faster and for less. Contact an Enrollment Representative for more information specific to your background.

Learn about transfer student enrollment

We have hundreds of agreements with two-year institutions that enable you to take the eligible credits you’ve earned and apply them to a degree program. This transfer process allows you to potentially satisfy degree requirement and graduate in less time. See if your college has a credit-transfer agreement with University of Phoenix.

Learn about transfer student enrollment

As a student, you have many options available to fund your education. Some of the most common financial options include Federal Financial Aid, scholarships, grants, the cash plan, the third-party billing plan, the military or government billing plan, tribal funding and third-party private student loans. Learn about each option to determine your eligibility. 

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Our innovative learning platform allows you to ask questions, discuss topics and collaborate with your classmates from around the world. This gives you the ability to work in teams, talk to your instructor and access course materials any time of the day or night. Your schedule will be provided to you by your Academic Counselor and can be assessed within your student portal.

Learn about student life

Time is money. See if you can save on both. We’ll help you explore up to 10 different opportunities to earn your degree faster, and for less..You may be able to fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. To be eligible for PLA credits, you must be an undergraduate student who has already been accepted into University of Phoenix. In addition, you must have submitted any transcripts to the University, and you must have remaining general education or elective credits required to earn your degree.

Before submitting an application, we suggest that you contact your Academic Advisor to discuss whether PLA would be beneficial to you and how credits can be applied to your degree program.

PLA credits cannot be applied to associate and bachelor's degree programs in Education.

As a graduate from a regionally accredited college or university, you won’t just get our lowered, locked-in tuition. You’ll also have access to a special tuition rate on your bachelor’s degree.

Admissions requirements for international students vary depending on the program. Students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement and, if in the U.S., provide an acceptable visa that does not prohibit educational studies at the University of Phoenix. Please speak to an Enrollment Representative to learn about program-specific requirements.

Learn about international admissions

Students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (ELP). To meet this, a student must have completed high school in the U.S. or another English-speaking country, have 30+ transferrable semester credits from an approved English-speaking institution or pass an ELP exam from an approved testing agency (Berlitz, TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson). For more information, contact an International Enrollment Representative.

Learn about international admissions

To have your transcript evaluated, please contact an Enrollment Representative for more information. In some cases, an approved translation and/or a third-party professional evaluation may be required at an additional cost to the applicant.

Learn about international admissions

No, you do not need to be living in the U.S. to attend University of Phoenix. We have students living abroad — in 115 countries — attending school online.

Learn about international admissions

A visa is a document that allows the holder to apply for entry into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Department of State (DoS) determine who is eligible to be admitted into the U.S. along with how long they can stay and other conditions of their visit.

Generally visa requirements for students include:

  • You must have a visa that allows you to legally work and attend school in the United States.
  • The visa type, date of issue and country of citizenship must be listed on the admission application. Please verify that the visa is current — expired visas cannot be accepted.
  • Legible copies of visas are acceptable documentation.

Contact an International Enrollment Representative for more information concerning visa requirements.

Learn about international admissions

Applicants who are permanent residents of the United States may be eligible for federal financial aid. Please contact your Admissions Representative for more information. We invite international students to explore grant and scholarship options as well.

Learn about international admissions

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

Learn about accreditation

Military service can provide a solid foundation for career growth. University of Phoenix has resources to help you successfully transition to a new career. With our Phoenix Career Guidance System you can discover career interests, transition your military skills to a civilian career and explore the job market.

Learn about career-relevant education for military students

If you plan to use your veteran’s benefits for your education, you are entitled to a Shopping Sheet in accordance with Executive Order 13607. It provides a breakdown of your education costs so you can compare costs between the institutions you select. It also shows how your benefits and any financial aid are applied to your education. The information provided in the Shopping Sheet is an estimate of your individual education cost and any financial aid for which you might be eligible. This estimate is based on the information you provided in the Financial Plan with Net Price Calculator. Please refer to your financial aid award letter for the actual amount of financial aid awarded.

Our tuition and expenses estimating tool, Financial Plan with Net Price Calculator, will help you create your Financial Plan and Shopping Sheet.

Learn how to use military benefits for tuition

Our Enrollment representatives are specially trained to work with military affiliated students and are available by phone to help guide you. All you need is a reliable internet connection and our staff can provide you with information about degree programs, point you to resources designed to help you make decisions and show you how to apply for admission.

Learn about resources for military students

Official and unofficial transcripts can be requested through our student website or by mail, fax or phone. To order by phone, call the Office of Admissions and Records Support Center at 800.866.3919. Be sure to check your unofficial transcript to make sure your coursework and grades have posted before ordering your official transcript.

You can request an electronic transcript or pay an additional fee for overnight delivery of a paper transcript if you need expedited service. Please note, some limitations apply to overnight deliveries.

Learn how to get your transcript

If you’re having problems logging into your eCampus account, please contact technical support for assistance at: 1-877-832-4867 OR visit https://my.phoenix.edu.

As a graduate of University of Phoenix, you are automatically a part of the University of Phoenix Alumni Association. To access the benefits on the alumni website just log in using your eCampus login credentials. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a long-time University of Phoenix alum, the Alumni Association is your gateway to your alumni network — 1,023,112 strong, and growing.

You can also connect with 204,366 of your fellow alumni on the UOPX Alumni Association Facebook page or network with fellow alumni in real time on PhoenixConnect®.

Join the alumni network

You have a team of advisors dedicated to helping you build a personalized career plan you can stick with. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost, for life.

Learn about career resources and services

There are currently 51 UOPX alumni chapters across the United States. Chapters are informal, alumni-driven clubs that work to create and encourage networking opportunities with other alumni.

Find an alumni chapter near you

Contact the Alumni Association at success@phoenix.edu.

We offer a range of individual, non-credit professional development, and test-preparation courses, as well as certificate programs.

Learn about individual online courses

As one of our valued alumni, you can take advantage of an exclusive alumni offer to save on another degree.

As an alumnus, you’ll also have access to discounts and even earn cash back at various companies and online retailers. Visit the Benefits and Discounts page on the alumni website to learn more or start shopping with retailers on University Marketplace.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is the doctoral program arm of University of Phoenix, offering three specializations in business, education and health. Programs include:

Learn about online doctorate degrees

University of Phoenix doctoral programs are primarily online, with three required face-to-face residency experiences available in select cities in the United States. The Post-Master’s Educational Specialist degree does not have a residency.

Learn about online doctorate degrees

Yes, and most hold positions in the fields they teach. When they are not teaching class, our instructors are leaders in their respective organizations.

Learn about online doctorate degrees

You can find faculty and other students who share your discipline at our SAS research centers. These scholarly communities help students and faculty find others with similar research interests and build relationships. You can take advantage of research courses that help to inform you about methodologies, writing style and requirements. If you have specific questions that require a quick response while you write your dissertation, you can contact a research faculty member who will answer within 24–48 hours.

Learn how to write your dissertation

To enter a doctoral degree program, you must:

  • Have a master’s degree from a regionally or an approved nationally accredited — or candidate for accreditation — college or university or an equivalent graduate degree earned at a recognized foreign institution.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on graduate degree posted transcripts.
  • Have a record of current or past employment in a supervisory or management position. Certain doctoral degree programs may have program-specific work experience requirements. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about program-specific work experience requirements.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing or attending a residency in the United States.
  • Have access to a research library. (Enrolled students have access to University of Phoenix libraries.)
  • Have a signed University of Phoenix hardware/software agreement.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.

Complete all required forms for admission and submit an official master’s degree posted transcript.

Learn about admission requirements

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year to apply for federal financial aid. At University of Phoenix, our FAFSA school code is 014593.

Students may complete the 2024-25 FAFSA by visiting https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The 2024-25 FAFSA has some major changes from previous years, which are intended to expand eligibility for federal student aid, including Pell Grants, and provide a streamlined user experience.

Here’s what you should know about the FAFSA changes for 2024-25.

The FAFSA Simplification Act is a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid, beginning with the 2024-2025 award year. Major changes include a streamlined FAFSA® form, replacing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the Student Aid Index (SAI), adjustments to how a student’s family size is determined and expanding access to Federal Pell Grants.

To learn more about your financial aid options, visit our Federal Financial Aid FAQs.

Beginning with the 2024-25 award year, the Student Aid Index (SAI) replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). SAI is calculated based on the information that you and your required contributors provide on your FAFSA® form. This number is not a dollar amount of aid eligibility or what your family is expected to pay.

SAI is an eligibility index number used to determine how much federal financial aid you may be eligible for. Both the name and formula have changed, meaning your qualifications for student aid may change, too.

ACCREDITATION AND AWARDS

Why we're trusted

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Accreditation you can trust

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

UPCEA Excellence in Online Leadership Award, 2021

Excellence in online leadership

Earning a degree doesn’t have to feel like a second job. Our online classes can give you the flexibility to balance family, work, school and life so that you can pursue an education when and where you want.

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Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Excellence in diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging (DEIB) is an integral part of everyday life at University of Phoenix. That's why we're so proud to be recognized as a leader.