Greater Phoenix education, talent pool

The metropolitan Phoenix area is home to approximately 50 university and college campuses that award advanced degrees related to almost every modern career field, including medical, emerging technology, engineering, aviation and business.

Among the notable schools in the region:

Other notable institutions in Greater Phoenix include:

  • Grand Canyon University, a major private Christian university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in nursing, business, education, theology, arts and sciences
  • Midwestern Univeristy, a Glendale-based medical school offering programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacology, health sciences, optometry, dental medicine and veterinary medicine
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, a top-ranked ranked international business school offering full-time and executive MBA programs, distance learning and master's degree programs in global management
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a No. 1 ranked aviation and aerospace college offering a wide variety of air- and space-related degrees
  • University of Phoenix, which, as the nation's largest private college, pioneered conveniences now considered standard at schools catering to working adults, such as online classes and libraries

Find more information about area schools on GPEC's website.


Quality of life

See why Phoenix residents love calling the Valley of the Sun home.

A global hub

International connections via road, rail and air, along with short commutes to ports make moving goods easy.

Ready to work

See why CNBC ranked metro Phoenix's workforce the best in the nation.

A low-risk investment

Phoenix's natural-disaster risk is among the world's lowest – ideal for data centers and critical infrastructure.