About University of Phoenix

Championing the success and goals of adult students

John Sperling, PhD, a Cambridge-educated economist and professor-turned-entrepreneur, founded University of Phoenix in 1976. He made a commitment to provide working adults with higher education at times convenient to them.

Today, our students study online, as well as at locations nationwide, with availability in countries around the world. Not only do students attend classes that are convenient, they earn degrees that are built for the careers they want.

An innovative approach

Our commitment extends to our higher education innovations as well. University of Phoenix offers many conveniences for working adult students including evening classes, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, a university-wide academic social network, online classes, a digital library and computer simulations.

In addition, University of Phoenix has over 25 years of experience in online education — a kind of education that’s research-proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction.

Our faculty members have both real-world and academic experience. This means students can use what they learn in class the very next day they’re at work. And we offer associate, bachelor's, masters, doctoral, and certificate programs — to give students choices and room to grow.

Contact an Enrollment Representative to let us know how we can help you reach your higher education goals.