To identify the Best Colleges in Arizona for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Arizona anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Arizona

Arizona is home to more than 150 public colleges, community colleges, trade schools, & universities. Both major public Arizona colleges Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona have received notable rankings on US News and World Report’s list of Best Colleges in the Southwest. A few other notable public colleges are Northern Arizona University and Phoenix College. It is also home to the largest for-profit college in the nation in the University of Phoenix.

Arizona has easily one of, if not the best community college systems in America. This includes almost a dozen Maricopa Community College campuses. Most of Arizona’s universities & colleges are based in the Phoenix Metro Area. The second largest city in the state Tucson has two dozen community colleges, public colleges and state universities.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Arizona takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Arizona State University
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  2. University of Arizona
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  3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
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  4. Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Campus
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  5. Arizona State University - West Campus
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  6. Northern Arizona University
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  7. Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus
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  8. Grand Canyon University
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  9. Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
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  10. Arizona Christian University
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  11. Dine College
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  12. CollegeAmerica - Phoenix
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  13. Brookline College - Phoenix
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  14. Argosy University - Online
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  15. National Paralegal College
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  16. Chamberlain College of Nursing - Phoenix
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  17. University of Phoenix - Online
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  18. University of Phoenix - Phoenix
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  19. Prescott College
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  20. Southwest University of Visual Arts - Tucson
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