university of Phoenix

University of Phoenix (UOPX) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

UOPX is a private, for profit college, based in Phoenix, Arizona. The college features 91 physical campuses across the United States, and is also well known for its online programs. 

UOPX was established in 1976, and currently maintains an enrollment of well over 140,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, most of them making use of the school's online programs. UOPX has an open enrollment policy. 

In 2017, UOPX was acquired by a private equity firm called Apollo Global Management. 

UOPX is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  


university of phoenix Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about UOPX. 

1. Where is University of Phoenix?

As the name suggests, UOPX was originally headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, but is now located in Tempe, about 10 miles southeast of the heart of Phoenix. UOPX also has many dozen physical campuses all over America.

Here is the official mailing address for the UOPX Headquarters:  


875 West Elliot Road

Tempe, Arizona


Although UOPX has recently closed a number of its learning centers, the school currently still maintains physical campuses in the following cities:


  • Phoenix                      
  • Tucson                        


  • Bakersfield                  
  • Costa Mesa                  
  • El Centro                    
  • Fairfield                      
  • Fresno                       
  • Gardena                     
  • Lancaster                   
  • La Palma
  • Livermore
  • Modesto
  • Murrieta
  • Oakland
  • Ontario
  • Pasadena
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • San Jose                    
  • Visalia
  • Woodland Hills


  • Colorado Springs
  • Lonetree
  • Westminster



  • Jacksonville
  • Miramar
  • Orlando
  • Temple Terrace


  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
  • Columbus


  • Honolulu
  • Kapolei


  • Chicago


  • Louisville


  • Columbia


  • Boston


  • Detroit


  • Las Vegas


  • Jersey City


  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Teresa


  • Charlotte


  • Tigard


  • Philadelphia


  • Guaynabo


  • Columbia


  • Memphis
  • Nashville


  • Arlington
  • Dallas
  • El Paso
  • Houston
  • Killeen
  • San Antonio
  • Spring (Woodlands)


  • Salt Lake City


  • Arlington
  • Virginia Beach


  • Tukwila

Shown above: The UOPX Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.


2. What types of degrees are offered at University of Phoenix?

UOPX offers Associate degrees, Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, Doctoral degrees, certificates, and even individual courses in many hundred areas of study. 

The school also offers continuing education and professional development courses. 

3. What programs are offered at University of Phoenix?

Here is a general list of some of the programs offered at UOPX: 

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Human Services
  • Nursing
  • Sciences
  • Technology

Degrees can be earned from any of the following UOPX schools:

  1. School of Advanced Studies
  2. School of Business
  3. College of Education
  4. College of Health Professions
  5. School of Health Services Administration
  6. College of Humanities and Sciences
  7. College of Information Systems and Technology
  8. School of Nursing
  9. College of Security and Criminal Justice
  10. College of Social Sciences

Above: The main campus of UOPX, located in Tempe, Arizona, near Phoenix.


4. What Doctoral degrees are offered at the University of Phoenix? 

Here is a list of PhDs available from UOPX:

  • Business Administration
  • Educational Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Specialist
  • Educational Technology 
  • Health Administration
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Organizational Leadership 

5. Why should I attend University of Phoenix? 

Here are just a few good reasons for enrolling at UOPX:

  • UOPX is a convenient alternative to a campus education. 
  • Degrees from UOPX can be earned fully online, from anywhere in the world. 
  • UOPX is a regionally accredited university.
  • UOPX has many degree and certificate programs to choose from. 

6. How much does it cost to attend University of Phoenix?

According to the "tuition guarantee" on the school website, the cost of tuition and fees to attend UOPX is as follows:

  • Undergraduate courses (Bachelors and Associate degrees) cost $398 per credit. 
  • With some exceptions, Masters degree programs cost $698 per credit.
  • Doctoral programs cost $810 per credit. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, and insurance fees, among others. 

Students enrolled at UOPX often receive financial aid, as long as they successfully complete the FAFSA form. UOPX has many forms of financial aid available. 

Above: The UOPX Stadium


7. What are the University of Phoenix campuses like?

Most UOPX campuses are situated in convenient locations. It would take too much space to describe each campus, but here are just a few examples:

The Tucson, Arizona campus of UOPX is located right in the heart of Tucson. Nearby attractions include the University of Arizona, the Pima Air & Space Museum, and the Reid Park Zoo. 

The Albuquerque, New Mexico campus is conveniently situated immediately west of the Pan American Freeway, less than 10 miles north of downtown Albuquerque, affording easy access to everything by car or bus. 

The Oakland, California campus of UOPX is ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Oakland, close to all conveniences, restaurants, entertainment venues, transportation options, and (especially!) the city of San Francisco. 

The San Jose, California campus is located less than 2 miles from the beach, and only about a 1-hour bus ride to the heart of downtown San Jose. 

Above: The Albuquerque campus of UOPX


8. What is the contact information for University of Phoenix?

You can reach the main office of the University Of Phoenix by calling 844-YES-UOPX. 

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