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A student-centered experience
Phoenix College is a learner-centered, comprehensive community college and a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. We help students make passionate connections to learning, setting the stage for great achievements. With more than 150 degree and certificate options, our signature areas of study include Culinary Studies, Dental, Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship, Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technology, Interpreter Preparation, Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.
Vital community role
Since 1920, Phoenix College has played a vital role in our community. Generations of students have come to PC to follow their dreams and goals, and have worked to make our community a better and richer place to live. Phoenix College alumni include celebrated authors, heads of corporations, professional athletes, civic leaders, internationally renowned artists, and Arizona’s first female governor. As a member of the community, you are invited to join us on campus for a play, athletic competition, lecture, or other event.
" Without these clubs I don't think I would have made it, in school and in life. The clubs on campus helped me stay positive and focused on school. "
Dive into the arts
Explore your artistic talents in our highly respected programs in art, photography, music, and theatre. At PC, our performances, concerts, exhibitions, and lectures take place in state-of-the-art campus facilities like John Paul Theatre, Sessions Hall, the Eric Fischl Gallery, and Bulpitt Auditorium, as well as in local community venues.
" The Phoenix College Music Program has given me the opportunity to flourish as a young musician – I have without a doubt, been influenced by the professors that I've had the privilege to learn from. "
Students in the first graduating class of what was then called Phoenix Junior College, in 1922.
Students attend PC annually.
Student organizations supported by PC’s Office of Student Life and Leadership, including one of the top Model United Nations teams in the country.
Be a Bear
Become a Phoenix College Bear and compete in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball (for women); and baseball, basketball, and soccer (for men). Plus, with the support of our Center for Athletic Victory and Education (CAVE), you’ll excel in academics as well as athletics.
" Having the resources and support not just from my coaches but the honors program and Phoenix College has helped me to keep my priorities straight and stay on top of things. "
Phoenix College is Maricopa County’s original community college, established in 1920. The college’s first graduating class, in 1922, had five students.
Actor Nick Nolte, daytime television star Jaime Lyn Bauer, Tony Award–winning actor Stephen Spinella, and recording artist Cecilia “CeCe” Peniston all studied at PC.
Our 50-acre campus, in the heart of the city’s historic neighborhoods district, is located just blocks from arts, cultural, and sports venues.
Phoenix College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with Hispanic students representing at least 25% of the student body.