Saturday, July 25, 2009

University of Phoenix Online

University of Phoenix Online

Founded in 1976, University of Phoenix is the largest private university in North America, with nearly 200 convenient locations, as well as Internet delivery in most countries around the world.

University of Phoenix is also a comprehensive university. University of Phoenix has more than 100 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in much-desired employment areas, from business and technology to health care and education.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For additional information, visit

Business Accreditation

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Foundations of Business, Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Doctor of Management and Doctor of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (

Nursing Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For additional information, visit

Teacher Education Accreditation

The Master of Arts in Education program with options in Elementary Teacher Education and Secondary Teacher Education is preaccredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from December 20, 2007 to December 20, 2012. For additional information, visit

Counseling Accreditation

The Master of Science in Counseling program in Community Counseling (Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona campuses) and the Master of Science in Counseling program in Mental Health Counseling (Salt Lake City, Utah campuses) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). For additional information, visit

State and International Licensures

University of Phoenix is approved to operate in most U.S. states and other countries, either through licensure, registration, general or specific approvals, consent or exemption. Specific approval-related statements that are required by some states or provinces are as follows:

Florida: University of Phoenix is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2308.

Georgia: University of Phoenix is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.

Indiana: Fully accredited by the Indiana Commission for Postsecondary Proprietary Education. AC-0188. Indianapolis Campus is located at 7999 Knue Road, Suites 100 & 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250; Northwest Indiana Campus is located at 8401 Ohio Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Ohio: Registration Number is 1154320. Cleveland Campus is located at 5005 Rockside Road, Suite 130, Independence, OH 44131-2194; Cincinnati Campus is located at 9050 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 250, West Chester, OH 45069-4875; Columbus Campus is located at 8415 Pulsar Place, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43240-4032.

Puerto Rico: University of Phoenix operates under a renewal license granted by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education.

South Carolina: Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The campus is located at 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive, Columbia, SC 29223.

Tennessee: Memphis Campus is located at 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100, Cordova, TN 38018; Nashville Campus is located at 616 Marriott Drive, Suite 150, Nashville, TN 37214; Franklin Campus is located at 377 Riverside Drive, Franklin, TN 37064; Chattanooga Campus is located at 1208 Pointe Centre Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Virginia: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has authorized University of Phoenix to offer degree or certificate programs. Any course, degree or certificate program offered has been approved by the University of Phoenix governing board. Credit earned for coursework in Virginia can be transferred to University of Phoenix’s principal location outside Virginia as part of the University’s existing degree or certificate programs.

Alberta: University of Phoenix is approved to offer specific degree programs by Alberta Advanced Education. Degrees are conferred by University of Phoenix through its Central Administration office, located in Phoenix, Arizona.

British Columbia: The term "university" is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective December 20, 2006, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Degrees are conferred by University of Phoenix through its Central Administration office, located in Phoenix, Arizona.


University of Phoenix also maintains voluntary memberships with numerous organizations, including:

· American Council on Education
· Association of American Colleges
· American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
· American Association for Higher Education
· American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
· Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
· College and University Personnel Association
· Arizona Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
· American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
· Independent Colleges and Universities of Arizona
· American Association of Colleges of Nursing
· Western Institute of Nursing
· National Board for Certified Counselors
· National Association for Foreign Student Admissions
· Association of International Educators
· National Association of Veterans Program Administrators
· Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
· Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Support
· various professional, program-specific organizations

University of Phoenix Industry Recognition

University of Phoenix has been honored with a variety of innovation and education awards. Listed below are some of the accolades we have received in recognition of our contribution to innovative education.

· University of Phoenix ranked second from over 140 online universities according to The Best/Worst in Online Education, Five Point Rating System. Each school was also reviewed individually and University of Phoenix received the highest rating on the five point rating scale.

· The University of Phoenix's Severely Injured Veterans Scholarship program is recognized on the U.S. Army Community Covenant Web site as a national best practice in support of military members and their families.

· Computerworld's “100 Premier IT Leaders for 2009” awarded to Joe Mildenhall, University of Phoenix CIO. Click here to view the article.

· The 2008 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the category of New Magazines and Journals given to the Journal of Leadership Studies, a publication of the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix.

· Participated in an American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) project “Best Practices: Toward an Enlarged Understanding of Scholarship.”

· Selected by the New Media Consortium as a designated New Media Center.

· Global Achievement Award for Innovation by Economist Intelligence Unit.

· Selected for excellence in undergraduate education and participated in the “Project Good Work” study, conducted by researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and Claremont Graduate University.

· Arizona State Quality Award to Phoenix Campus.

· Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognized University of Phoenix as an exemplary institution for “Ensuring Quality in Distance Education.”

· Best Practices Partner in “Assessing Learning Outcomes” by the American Productivity and Quality Center.

· “Good Practices in Distance Education” by Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.

· Western Cooperative for Education Telecommunications WOW (WCET Outstanding Work) Award for the work done with rEsourceSM.

University of Phoenix History

1976John Sperling founds University in Phoenix, Ariz.

1977First classes take place at the Phoenix Campus inArizona.

1978The Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association grants accreditation.1980First campus outside of Arizona opens in San Jose.

1989Online Campus established.

1995University Library Online Collection debuts, makinglibrary resources directly available online 24-hours a day.

1997Enrollment surpasses all other private universities in the country.

1998First international campus opens in British Columbia, Canada.

2000100,000 students enrolled.

2003200,000 students enrolled inthe United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

2004University offers programs on military bases inEurope and Asia Pacific theaters.

2007 According to data aggregated from Diverse Issues in Higher Education, more minority students earn degrees here than from any other university in the nation.

2009Military Advanced Education names us as one of the country's top 20 colleges and universities—a distinction for setting the gold standard in military-friendly policies.

2009The severely Injured Veterans scholarship program is recognized as a national best practice in support of military members and their families.

2009Ranks second of more than 140 online universities by The Best/Worst in Online Education based on a five-point rating system.

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