100 Years of Equity, Access and Opportunity

Phoenix College grew from its first class of 18 students to enrollment today of more than 12,000, housed on a 50-acre campus in the heart of Phoenix. PC has a long history as a pioneering institution, with a special place in Phoenix and Arizona history. PC's founders envisioned the College as a place of inclusion, and the College continues to be a place of diversity, equity and access.

Phoenix College is more than a school - we're part of the community! Your involvement and support honors the importance of education as a fundamental value of society and PC's role as an educational and economic engine in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Join us for our college-wide centennial celebrations taking place on-campus throughout 2020-21. All are open to the community!

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Our Past

On September 13, 1920, Phoenix College officially opened its doors with 18 aspiring students, forever changing the educational and workforce landscape of Phoenix. PC’s founders adopted a non-segregation policy and offered unparalleled access to higher education for all who sought to improve their lives through learning. A multicultural and diverse student population became one of the hallmarks of Phoenix College.

With the increase of education and technology in the state, the Valley’s population exploded and Phoenix College was there to meet the needs of local businesses and community members with a robust curriculum. Over the past 100 years, nearly one million students have passed through the doors of Phoenix College. Many students have gone on to complete professional certifications, advanced degrees, and launch businesses in the Valley.

Phoenix College is dedicated to providing access to valuable and affordable education for Arizona residents and developing relevant cutting-edge programs for community partners.

Important moments in Phoenix College History

Alumni of Distinction

Phoenix College alumni are making their mark on the world in countless ways, and PC proudly counts many state and national leaders, corporate CEOs, artists and entrepreneurs as alumni of the college. To see more of our alumni click here.

CeCe Peniston

CeCe Peniston

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl

Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner

Kara Kalkbrenner

Oscar De las salas

Oscar De las salas

Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald

Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman

Royal Norman

Royal Norman