University of Phoenix is an online school that was established in 1976. It has over 100 locations across the world, and has over 20 degrees in associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees.
University of Phoenix was originally started as a field based experiment in adult education that Sterling and some friends were working on. At that time, the majority of colleges and university students were 18-22 years old. Any adults with jobs were considered second class and were often not seen on campuses. The first class that Sterling had only had eight adult students. Sterling then created the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona during 1976. Then during 1980, it expanded into San Jose, California.
The University of Phoenix has campuses and learning centers in over 30 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The University of Phoenix is specialized in online teaching, but they also have some campuses for additional classes and services. Through eCampus their online website, University of Phoenix students can access multiple things like electronic libraries, online textbooks, and other things.
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. Notice is a Commission sanction indicating that an institution is pursuing a course of action that, if continued, could lead it to be out of compliance with one or more Criteria for Accreditation. An institution on Notice remains accredited. At the end of the Notice period, The Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees may remove the sanction, place the institution on Probation if the identified concerns have not been addressed, or take other action. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.
To get more information, get a free information packet from University of Phoenix.
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