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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arizona

5 Colleges
3,058 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,116 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArizonaOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 4th in Arizona. In fact, 3,058 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arizona ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality education programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Arizona

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Northern Arizona University has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Flagstaff. NAU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list.

The student loan default rate at NAU is lower than is typical, just 6.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 7,024 students at NAU that take at least one class online. 7,213 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Grand Canyon University. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Phoenix. Grand Canyon University also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona rankings.

The student loan default rate at Grand Canyon University is lower than is typical, just 5.6% of students default in three years. 70,295 students at Grand Canyon University are exclusively online. About 72,917 of the students at Grand Canyon University are attending part time. Grand Canyon University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a very large student population. ASU - Tempe did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. There are approximately 23,569 students at ASU - Tempe that take at least one class online. About 5,405 of the students at ASU - Tempe are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tucson. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Arizona has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 12,701 students at University of Arizona that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,884 part time students in attendance at University of Arizona. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Phoenix - Arizona. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe. UOPX - Arizona also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Arizona rankings.

94,472 of UOPX - Arizona students are exclusively distance learners. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 1,415
Oklahoma 1,293
New Mexico 611

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4,611
Educational Administration 1,897
Special Education 1,867
Curriculum & Instruction 1,404
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,018

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 3,664
Social Sciences 3,165
Communication & Journalism 2,639
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 954
History 546

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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