People look at a school as a door to better learning and a better future.
When our teachers and school administrators look through our windows, they ask themselves: What can we offer our students to prepare them for a better future? And always, we have a ready answer: Continue to empower students from all walks of life to take control of their educational goals and earn a degree that works for them—personally and professionally.
This is not an original answer. It was the response of our forerunners when this institute was founded many years ago, but taken in the context of changing situations and circumstances. Today, more than ever, the University of Phoenix makes an emphatic response to this same question in the midst of the global crisis and changing technical skills in the growing competitive workplace.
The events in recent years make the task of imparting new knowledge and evolving skills to our students particularly daunting, not only from the point of view of macroeconomics but also from a personal and social perspective of students caught in a web of economic and social upheavals.
The mission of the University of Phoenix is to provide access to higher education so students can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.
We weave this mission into social realities, like students who have to raise a family while pursuing college education, without compromising our commitment to academic excellence as we provide associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, criminal justice, nursing, technology and other relevant fields.
We work hard to ensure the academic quality of our degree programs, the preparedness and satisfaction of our students, and the strengths of our learning environment, using our own benchmarks, standards of other institutions of learning, and norms set by accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Moreover, we consult with government planners and industry leaders to determine employment trends. We anchor our associate courses and degree programs on the basis of these consultations to prepare our students to a career path that assures their future.
The University of Phoenix takes pride in making higher education accessible to under-served populations, making it one of the most demographically diverse student hubs in the country. In a world populated by diverse cultures and ethnicities, the university offers students from various races to interact and learn from each other in both academic and real-life settings.
An experienced faculty teaches students to make the connection between theories and real-life situations in comfortable classrooms that also serve as laboratories for experimentation, exposition, and application. They bring their education, advanced degrees, and actual work experiences to classrooms that are designed for learning, discovery and practical application.
We realize that everyone’s goal is different, so we’ve tailored our courses and programs to meet individual needs. On top of the regular degree programs that we offer, we have a Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development that is committed to help in your personal and professional growth.
While we encourage everyone to take our courses within our campus, we have opened an online portal to make many of our programs available to anyone who believes in our vision of preparation for the future through good education.