Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, a district that ranks as one of the nation’s largest community college systems and the single largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Phoenix College is a learner-centered, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high quality and accessible education to the diverse community it serves.
A rich history and a cutting edge learning environment coexist at PC, providing our students with a unique campus experience that is second to none. The campus sports a blend of both modern and traditional historic buildings that includes state of the art instructional classrooms, a one-stop enrollment center, a modern library and computer lab, a performing arts theatre, culinary café, gymnasium, and a community dental clinic, as well as premium athletic fields and a fitness center.
Offering over 150 degree and certificate programs, including 3 online degrees, Phoenix College serves approximately 28,000 students each year, preparing them for university transfer, career training and advancement, or lifelong learning (demographic data). Phoenix College's diverse student body speaks over 50 different languages, representing over 100 different countries, and is reflective of the multicultural central city community it serves.
The college’s 145 residential and over 700 adjunct faculty are well qualified and remain current in their areas of expertise. Our talented and dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing students with opportunities to engage in enriching learning experiences.
The College’s satellite campus, PC Downtown, is housed in a restored historic building in the heart of the city’s business and cultural centers. PC Downtown offers convenient access to unique offerings such as the Paralegal Studies program, which incorporates learning experiences in PC’s state-of-the-art electronic courtroom.
Phoenix College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency, and is officially designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.