University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix was founded upon the vision of making higher education more available, even if you’re a professional with a full time commitment to work and family. With 40 years of experience, we continue to focus on meeting the needs of adult learners.



John Sperling, PhD, a Cambridge-educated economist, professor and entrepreneur, founded University of Phoenix in 1976 in response to the changing needs of the workplace. It was part of his commitment to provide adults with the higher education they would need to fill those needs and for forty years, that’s exactly what we’ve done.


They offer a range of education degree programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level, from early childhood education to education administration. Whether you're embarking on an entirely new career path toward teacher licensure – or you're looking to build upon your current skillset with continuing education, you’ll get the support and resources you’ll need. Your success is our goal – and through a series of program assessments, we’ll ensure you're gaining the skills and expertise you'll need to be an effective educator. 


The mission of the Research Center Enterprise under the College of Doctoral Studies is to lead, integrate, and deliver multidisciplinary research and development solutions in the core areas of leadership, workplace diversity, and educational technology research impacting communities and the personal and career aspirations of our faculty, students and alumni.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Housing services

Accommodations are available for otherwise qualified students who are experiencing a temporary or permanent health situation and complete the accommodations application process. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s particular circumstances.

Library services

Access databases and other resources curated by experienced research staff to help you pinpoint relevant articles and sources. And if you have questions about choosing a research topic, finding the best sources for your paper or navigating the online University Library, just ask us.

Student Life

Student clubs

  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association for Educators. 
  • Tau Upsilon Alpha. 
  • Chi Sigma Iota — Psi Omega Pi Chapter
  • SHRM Student Chapter at University of Phoenix
  • Epsilon Pi Tau — Delta Sigma. 
  • Lambda Sigma Chapter.


Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. 

Student Reviews

Melecia Robinson rated 5 out of 5 stars

To be honest, I love my University, the faculty and overall staff are amazing, they help you in so many ways, I can say it's been like this from when I applied from the academic advisor and everyone that I've come in contact with I would recommend the University of Phoenix to anyone looking for a University experience. ❤️😁🥰🤩

Guadalupe, Arizona, United States

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