Skip to Main Content Skip to bottom Skip to Chat, Email, Text
"Degrees & Programs"

Our mission

Our vision

Our guiding principles

The mission of University of Phoenix is to provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.

The vision of University of Phoenix is to be recognized as the most trusted provider of career-relevant higher education for working adults. The University will earn that trust
through our:

  • Deep understanding of students’ needs
  • Deep understanding of employers’ needs
  • World-class assessment, analytics and innovation
  • Operational excellence

We believe that our students:

Deserve quality academic programs that are career-relevant and are offered by an accredited institution.


Should be supported by qualified staff and faculty, as well as by University efforts to help aid them on the path to graduation.


Should be the singular reason we continue to advance the quality, career-relevance and convenience of our academic programs.


Are entitled to transparency so they can make informed choices about their educational and financial future.


Should have the freedom and ability to choose the educational institution that best meets their needs.


We believe that as an institution, we should:

Ensure we are valuing students’ time and money.


Market responsibly and demonstrate integrity in all of our materials, exposures and engagements.


Collaborate with employers, public or government officials and regulators, researchers and peer institutions to enhance the experiences and outcomes for our students.


Be accountable to our students, our regulators and the general public for delivering skills, knowledge and opportunities through our educational programs.


Maintain financial stability as a measure of accountability to students, a means to provide for the long-term viability of our programs, and an indicator of our ability to invest in the student experience.


Graduates Thank You Graduates Thank You

Thank you

This is just a snapshot of the work we’ve done in 2020. Download the full report to learn more.

Download full reportShare