Many colleges & universities serve the city of Glendale. The following colleges & universities serve the city:
Colleges & Universities
Arizona State University: Established in 1885, Arizona State University has since expanded to five campuses across the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area with over 82,000 students making it the largest public university in the United States. In 2016, university ratings by U.S. News & World Report rank them No. 1 among the Most Innovative Schools in America. Arizona State continues to grow with the help of the president, Michael Crow.
DeVry University: The school was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School, and officially became DeVry University in 2002. Devry University has approximately 55 locations across 18 states in the United States, one of them residing in Glendale. Robert Paul, the President of Devry Universities gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the many ways to learn in a class environment that compliments your learning style, and tailor your schedule to fit your life with their 8-week academic courses offered year round.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Located in Luke Air Force Base, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University originally opened in 1926 as a Flying School. But since then, the President, Dr. Karen A. Holbrook has helped expand the University to accommodate students interested in applied science, aviation, business, computers & technology, engineering, security, intelligence, safety, and space.
Glendale Community College: With two campuses in Glendale, Glendale Community College is one of ten, higher education institutions in the Maricopa Community College District. Since they opened in 1965, the president Dr. Irene Kovala has made sure that Glendale Community College promises to aid in the pathway to academic success for their students.
Grand Canyon University: Since founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a Christian college with a biblically rooted mission. Grand Canyon University has six campuses located throughout the Phoenix area. Brian Mueller, Grand Canyon University's President stands by providing both traditional and online students with opportunities to grow spiritually by engaging them in activities that ultimately develop them into co-laborers with Jesus Christ for Kingdom impact.
Huntington University: Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, including our most popular programs in film and animation, nursing, psychology and social work. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Midwestern University: Founded in 1900, it opened a campus in Glendale 95 years later. Midwestern University has since expanded beyond providing medical education and now operates ten colleges, offering degrees in dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric medicine, and other health professions. The president, Kathleen Goeppinger, Ph.D. promises side-by-side learning with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice.
Park University Luke Air Force Base Campus Center: Park’s campus center in Luke Air Force Base, in Phoenix, offers courses that can be completed in 8-week sessions rather than a traditional 16-week semester and are taught by faculty committed to the success of each student. Sessions start five times a year, giving you multiple entry points – two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in summer. Dr. Greg Gunderson is Park University's 17th President with 41 campuses in 20 states particularly in Phoenix and Tuscon.
Thunderbird School of Global Management: Since its inception in 1946, the Thunderbird School of Global Management has focused exclusively on educating leaders from around the world in the intricacies of international management. It is located in Glendale and Allen J. Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
University of Phoenix: University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
Arizona Automotive Institute: For more than 45 years, Arizona Automotive Institute has helped individuals get the training they need for the careers they want. They are located in Glendale they offer programs in Diesel – Heavy Truck; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Basic Refrigeration (HVAC/BR); Combination Welding; & Automotive Service Technology.
Arizona School of Real Estate & Business: The Arizona School of Real Estate & Business was founded in 1969, they have other locations in Gilbert, Prescott and soon in the Northwest Phoenix area. The school evolved from a basic real estate school to becoming one of the first real estate institutions in Arizona to expand its education for the entire housing industry and related business sectors including mortgage, appraisal, construction, home inspection, contractors, legal.
ITT Technical Institute: ITT Tech was founded in 1946 as Educational Services, Inc. and has been headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, since 1969. Their President, Eugene W. Feichtner of ITT Technical Institute has concentrated on developing the best content possible for their six technology-oriented schools of study; Information Technology, Electronics Technology, Drafting and Design, Business, Criminal Justice, and the Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences. They have 130 campuses in 38 states including Phoenix.
The Art Institute of Phoenix: The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. The Art Institute of Phoenix has been opened since 1995, the President, Kevin J. LaMountain offers degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about.
The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona: Established in 2000 as the only school in the state of Arizona founded by a licensed skincare professional, the Skin and Makeup Institute has always been deeply rooted as a singularly-focused skin and makeup based educational facility. Located in Peoria, they offer part-time and full-time Aesthetic and Professional Makeup classes, as well as many Continuing Education classes.
Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC): Since 2003, West-MEC has grown significantly providing career and technical education across the Phoenix west valley, they currently have 6 Central Campuses and 6 Central Program Partner Campuses to serve students.
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