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University of Phoenix Publishes Annual Academic Report for FY2022 Detailing Dynamic Innovations and Noteworthy Achievements

By Michele Mitchum

Comprehensive document provides detailed overview of University innovations and student achievements

University of Phoenix proudly announces the release of its Annual Academic Report, a comprehensive document spotlighting innovation, academic advancements across its seven Colleges, and notable accomplishments by students, faculty, and alumni. This year's document continues the tradition of detailed and transparent reporting, offering insights into University operations and outcomes. Noteworthy highlights include the impactful contributions of University leaders, faculty, students and alumni, along with thought leadership stemming from the University research centers, and University of Phoenix Career Institute®. The report also showcases the results of the second annual Career Optimism Index® study, a survey and analysis providing a profound understanding of workplace sentiment. The release of the Report underscores the University's commitment to transparency and its dedication to fostering a dynamic academic environment.

"Our Annual Academic Report highlights the transformative journey of the University of Phoenix, emphasizing our continuous evolution to enhance the student experience,” states John Woods, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer. “This year, we proudly showcase innovative strides, including the expansion of our skills-based curriculum that helps equip our students for real-world success. Our commitment to innovation, personalized support, and the integration of technology underscores our dedication to fostering a learning environment where students thrive. The Report not only captures our progress but also celebrates the success stories shaped by these advancements, marking a pivotal year in our journey towards excellence."  

The Report details how the University continues to improve student outcomes though a variety of support services available to students. Students and alumni have lifelong access to career tools and resources, including career exploration support, job search planning, resumé reviews, personal brand development, networking and interviewing preparation. Committed academic counselors, the Center for Writing Excellence and Center for Mathematics Excellence, and a host of on-demand resources like virtual study groups, video tutorials and real-time support via the University chatbot, Phoebe ®, round out the academic support available to students. 

As a leading innovator in online higher education, University of Phoenix furthered its accomplishments in 2022 with: 

  • Building upon 45 years of continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, our institutional accreditation was once again reaffirmed in 2023 for 10 more years.

  • Innovative skills-mapped curriculum, focused on the working adult learner, has culminated in 100 percent of associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs open for new enrollment now being fully skills-mapped. 

  • Digital badging, which allows students to share their achievements and skills quickly on digital platforms and job boards. As of May 2023, the University had issued more than 300,000 badges.

  • University of Phoenix Career Institute® produced its second annual Career Optimism Index® study, which revealed a significant gap between employee realities and employer perceptions.

  • Digital diplomas, which are available immediately for sharing to social networks and job boards.

  • University of Phoenix hosted its second annual Inclusive Leadership Summit to help participants reimagine diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Opportunities for prospective and current students to learn more about the value of their current experience and their goals through Savings Explorer® and career assessment interest tools.

Read the complete Annual Academic Report and view the Provost’s video message here.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix innovates to help working adults enhance their careers and develop skills in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses, interactive learning, skills-mapped curriculum for our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a Career Services for Life® commitment help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit