Phoenix, AZ Colleges

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Phoenix (pron.: /?fi?n?ks/ FEE-niks; O'odham: S-ki:kigk; Yavapai: Wathinka or Wakatehe; Western Apache: Fiinigis; Navajo: Hoozdoh; Mojave: Hachpa 'Anya Nyava) is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populous city in the United States of America, and is also the most populous state capital in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.

It is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of the Sun) and is the 12th largest metro area by population in the United States with about 4.2 million people in 2010.[citation needed] In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area.

Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881, after being founded in 1861 near the Salt River close to its confluence with the Gila River. The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians.

Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. In summer, average high temperatures are typically over 100 °F (38 °C).

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Schools in and around Phoenix, AZ

Name
University of Phoenix-Online Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,716 average out-state tuition; $10,716 average in-state tuition
Grand Canyon University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,198 average out-state tuition; $9,198 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,219 average out-state tuition; $10,219 average in-state tuition
Phoenix College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,608 average out-state tuition; $1,824 average in-state tuition
Kaplan College-Phoenix
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
GateWay Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,608 average out-state tuition; $1,824 average in-state tuition
Everest College-Phoenix
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,420 average out-state tuition; $12,420 average in-state tuition

Phoenix, AZ Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Arizona Milk Producers Scholarship Up to $12,000 November 21, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016