Ranking Arizona: Top 10 colleges and universities for 2022

Above: Grand Canyon University celebrated the largest graduating class in its history during commencement ceremonies this month. Ranking Arizona | 16 May |

Here are the Top 10 colleges and universities in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?


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Here are the Top 10 colleges and universities in Arizona, as featured in the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Grand Canyon University

Background: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers nearly 300 academic programs, emphases and certificates for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. The University’s curriculum emphasizes interaction with classmates, both in-person and online, and individual attention from instructors while fusing academic rigor with Christian values to help students find their purpose and become skilled, caring professionals.

Strengths: “This recognition exemplifies GCU’s growing reputation as a high-quality private Christian academic institution that is also affordable to all socioeconomic classes of Americans. GCU is attracting students from throughout the U.S., and a significant number of those are staying in Arizona to contribute to the state’s workforce and economy.”

2. Arizona State University

3. University of Arizona

4. Northern Arizona University

5. Mesa Community College

6. Estrella Mountain Community College

7. Rio Salado Community College

8. Glendale Community College

9. Scottsdale Community College

10. Arizona Christian University

Think someone else should be on the list? To make your vote count in the 2023 edition of Ranking Arizona, click here to vote.

Voting for the 2023 issue of Ranking Arizona ends July 31, 2022.

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