University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix has more than 200 locations offering day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as an extensive online division, offering a large number of entirely-online programs. The University has been a pioneer in making postsecondary education convenient and more accessible, specifically for working adults. Their innovative approach to providing education has lead to UOPX becoming the largest, private, accredited university in the U.S.
In 1976, Dr. John Sperling founded University of Phoenix with class times and locations designed to cater to working adults. The Higher Learning Commission granted accreditation to University of Phoenix two years after its founding. In 1989, University of Phoenix established their online campus. By 2000, the student body at UOPX reached 100,000, which more than doubled by 2003. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency ranked UOPX among the top ten colleges and universities utilizing green power.
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org).
The University also has several individual programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
University of Phoenix currently offers more than 15 programs and over 50 concentrations. The University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all of which are available online, and many are offered at their various campuses. Depending on the program and the location, traditional classes may be taken during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends, and online students can typically log into their virtual classrooms and complete their assignments from anywhere and at anytime, as long as they meet their assignment deadlines and attendance requirements. This provides working professionals with the flexibility and convenience they need to manage school along with their careers and families.
When seeking enrollment into any of the programs offered at University of Phoenix, the first step is to fill out a Request for Information form, which an advisor will then use to assess an applicant’s academic goals and what is needed to achieve them. Advisors will then guide applicants through the admissions process. Some undergraduate programs require applicants to have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and some require prerequisite courses to be completed prior to enrollment. Many graduate programs require applicants to hold an undergraduate degree to be accepted into the program. Requirements vary by program, and advisors can provide applicants with all of the information they need.
University of Phoenix strives to ensure the success of their students. While enrolled, students have access to the expansive eLibrary, featuring more that 200,000 ebooks, more than 100,000 electronic periodicals, and a staff of professional librarians and research specialists available to provide assistance. Students also have access to the University of Phoenix mobile app, PhoenixConnect, learning teams, an orientation workshop, a prep center, and a team of advisors who offer support from day one all the way to graduation.
Upon graduation, students automatically become members of the University of Phoenix Alumni Association. The benefits of being a member include product discounts on items such as software, computers, and UOPX merchandise, resume writing assistance, networking tools, and access to job postings.Request Information