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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona

58 Colleges
$40,377 Avg Salary*
31% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in Arizona.

Our analysis looked at 58 schools in Arizona to determine which ones were the most diverse. The four factors we consider to determine overall diversity includes: race and ethnicity of the students, location of origin, age, and male to female ratio.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona

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#1

Bryan University

Tempe, Arizona

Our 2021 rankings named Bryan University the most diverse school in Arizona. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the small , private for-profit school handed out 62 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 10% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $31,900 during the early years of their career.

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#2

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

A rank of #2 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list means University of Arizona is a great place for students who value diversity. Arizona is a large public school situated in Tucson, Arizona. It awarded 8,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Arizona is $47,300 during the early years of their career.

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Out of the 58 schools in Arizona that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #3 spot on the list. ASU - Tempe is a public institution located in Tempe, Arizona. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10,401 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe go into careers with an average salary of $47,700.

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You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend University of Phoenix - Arizona. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the large , private for-profit school handed out 12,453 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 7% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from UOPX - Arizona make an average of $47,100 per year during the early years of their career.

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#5

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Arizona State University - Skysong. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. ASU - Skysong is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,737 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Roughly 20% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Skysong is $47,700 during the early years of their career.

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#6

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. This large , private for-profit school is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and it awarded 11,319 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 22% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from Grand Canyon University make an average of $52,700 a year.

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#7

Arizona Christian University

Phoenix, Arizona

If you crave a diverse college experience, Arizona Christian University, coming in at #7 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Arizona Christian University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Phoenix, Arizona that handed out 138 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $32,200 during the early years of their career.

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#8

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

If you crave a diverse college experience, NAU, coming in at #8 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Northern Arizona University is a large public school located in Flagstaff, Arizona that handed out 6,248 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 63% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from NAU go into careers with an average salary of $40,100.

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Sessions College for Professional Design did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking, coming in at #9. Sessions College is a small private for-profit school located in Tempe, Arizona.

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#10

Ottawa-University-Surprise

Surprise, Arizona

Ottawa-University-Surprise ranked #10 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Located in Surprise, Arizona, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 47 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix ranked #11 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the fairly large , public school handed out 2,261 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Downtown Phoenix make an average of $47,700 per year during the early years of their career.

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#12

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona

With a ranking of #12, Arizona State University - West did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Located in Glendale, Arizona, the small , public school handed out 932 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 57% falling into the traditional age range. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from ASU - West make an average of $47,700 per year during the early years of their career.

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#13

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

Pima Community College landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. Pima County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in Tucson, Arizona.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Pima County Community College District go into careers with an average salary of $30,900.

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#14

Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, Arizona

Coconino Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. A small institution, Coconino Community College is public.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Coconino Community College go into careers with an average salary of $28,500.

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With a ranking of #15, Arizona State University - Polytechnic did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. ASU - Polytechnic is a medium-sized public school situated in Mesa, Arizona. It awarded 1,039 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from ASU - Polytechnic make an average of $47,700 a year.

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International Baptist College and Seminary came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. IBCS is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chandler, Arizona. The school has a small population, and it awarded 9 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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#17

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona

Eastern Arizona College landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. A medium-sized institution, Eastern Arizona College is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Arizona College is $29,200 during the early years of their career.

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#18

Prescott College

Prescott, Arizona

Prescott College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Prescot College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Prescott, Arizona. It awarded 104 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 27% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Prescot College make an average of $33,200 per year during the early years of their career.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Prescott, Arizona, and it awarded 466 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Embry Riddle Prescott make an average of $66,200 a year.

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#20

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. Located in Mesa, Arizona, Mesa Community College is a large public school.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Mesa Community College is $36,000 during the early years of their career.

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Coming in at #21 for 2021 overall diversity in Arizona is Cochise College. A small institution, Cochise College is public.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Cochise College make an average of $28,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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#22

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona

Glendale Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking. Located in Glendale, Arizona, Glendale Community College is a fairly large public school.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Glendale Community College go into careers with an average salary of $34,500.

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#23

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona

Central Arizona College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking, coming in at #23. Located in Coolidge, Arizona, Pinal County Community College is a small public school.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Pinal County Community College is $26,500 during the early years of their career.

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona ranking, coming in at #24. A fairly large institution, Chandler-Gilbert Community College is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Chandler-Gilbert Community College is $38,600 during the early years of their career.

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University of Advancing Technology ranked #25 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Arizona list. University of Advancing Technology is a private for-profit institution located in Tempe, Arizona. The school has a small population, and it awarded 135 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 50% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from University of Advancing Technology go into careers with an average salary of $46,400.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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 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).

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