Earning potential and improved job prospects are often cited as the benefits of graduating from a four-year college.
In fact, new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that bachelor’s degree holders earn nearly twice as much as those with a high school diploma. According to the May 2018 report, the median earnings for a college grad are $62,000 per year compared with $36,000 for a high school diploma holder.
In Arizona, you have great options for higher education! The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) is the governing body of Arizona’s public university system, providing policy guidance to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona and their branch campuses. The ABOR provides “policy guidance” and oversight to the three major degree-granting universities, as provided for by Title 15 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Based on 2019 Best National Universities ranking from U.S. News and World Report:
#106 in National Universities (tie)
The University of Arizona offers its students a wide variety of ways to get involved, from joining the ZonaZoo cheering section at Wildcats sports games to checking out the burgeoning Greek scene with more than 30 fraternities and sororities.
#115 in National Universities (tie)
Arizona State University’s Tempe campus offers more than 200 research-based programs in the arts, business, engineering and more. The campus is located just outside of Phoenix, in the suburb of Tempe, Arizona.
Northern Arizona University
#230-#301 in National Universities
Northern Arizona University is a public institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,086, its setting is city, and the campus size is 683 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northern Arizona University’s ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2.
$25,828 (2018-19) out-state; $11,564 (2018-19) in-state.