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Equity and diversity at University of Phoenix

It takes courage to respect and appreciate people for what makes them different. That’s why we’ve built a university for every kind of student. Our ever-evolving diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts help ensure our entire community feels a sense of belonging with us.

We must work together to end the inequities we see, as well as the ones we do not. We must commit to being part of long-term solutions, and to having critical conversations.”

Peter Cohen

President Emeritus of University of Phoenix

INAUGURAL INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

See highlights from our recent inclusive leadership summit. Sessions explored how to impact diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace.

Our student body

Our students are remarkable anecdotally. Here’s who they are statistically based on the 2020 Academic Annual Report.

Total degreed enrollment

83,800

2/3

of our students are women

37

is the average student age

56%

report as ethnic minorities

60%

are first-generation college students

83%

are employed while in school

65%

have dependents

Demographics

No college – 59.7%

Mother or father attended college – 26.2%

Both attended college – 14.1%

 

Employed – 83.4%

22 and under – 5.9%

23 to 29 – 24.5%

30 to 39 – 38.9%

40 to 49 – 21.1% 

50 and over – 9.6%

 

Yes – 64.6%

No – 35.4%

Caucasian – 39.1%

African American – 34.1%

Hispanic – 17.7%

Other/Unknown – 4.6% 

Asian/Pacific Islander – 3.4%

Native American/Alaskan – 1.1%

Female – 68.9%

Male – 31.1%