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List of the Largest Colleges in Arizona

Bigger colleges in Arizona come with many great benefits. Some of these benefits include more housing opportunities, recognized research facilities, well-stocked libraries, a plethora of academic choices and student activities to choose from, a diverse student body, a wide variety of majors and classes, and experienced, distinguished professors teaching the courses. If you are looking to participate in sports during your college years, big colleges generally have well-funded sports programs as well. If you're looking into attending a large college in the state, we have compiled a list of the biggest colleges in Arizona. See below to start narrowing down your college choices!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

University of Phoenix-Arizona

Tempe

AZ

N/A

4 year

41.64%

# of Students 320,973

2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix

AZ

$

4 year

62.36%

# of Students 92,552

3

Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe

AZ

$12,191

4 year

86.09%

# of Students 53,582

4

Rio Salado College

Tempe

AZ

$8,166

2 year

25%

# of Students 48,333

5

University of Arizona

Tucson

AZ

$15,681

4 year

81.89%

# of Students 44,509

6

Pima Community College

Tucson

AZ

$2,935

2 year

58.24%

# of Students 43,552

7

Mesa Community College

Mesa

AZ

$8,444

2 year

59.42%

# of Students 36,054

8

Glendale Community College

Glendale

AZ

$7,700

2 year

59.7%

# of Students 30,926

9

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff

AZ

$12,946

4 year

73.64%

# of Students 30,303

10

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler

AZ

$8,258

2 year

63.12%

# of Students 19,297

11

Phoenix College

Phoenix

AZ

$7,858

2 year

54.57%

# of Students 19,008

12

Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division

Phoenix

AZ

N/A

4 year

27.25%

# of Students 18,583

13

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale

AZ

$8,456

2 year

63.7%

# of Students 15,384

14

Arizona State University-Skysong

Scottsdale

AZ

$13,463

4 year

72.15%

# of Students 15,012

15

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix

AZ

$8,272

2 year

65.13%

# of Students 14,198

16

Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale

AZ

$7,657

2 year

65.73%

# of Students 13,009

17

Cochise County Community College District

Douglas

AZ

$5,764

2 year

56.07%

# of Students 12,701

18

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix

AZ

$12,358

4 year

84.01%

# of Students 11,861

19

Arizona Western College

Yuma

AZ

$9,039

2 year

60.43%

# of Students 11,817

20

Central Arizona College

Coolidge

AZ

$5,065

2 year

47.79%

# of Students 11,746

21

Yavapai College

Prescott

AZ

$6,829

2 year

50%

# of Students 11,518

22

GateWay Community College

Phoenix

AZ

$8,079

2 year

55.99%

# of Students 10,444

23

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher

AZ

$6,896

2 year

56.02%

# of Students 9,005

24

Mohave Community College

Kingman

AZ

$8,036

2 year

49.57%

# of Students 8,106

25

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook

AZ

$8,907

2 year

42.59%

# of Students 6,865


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