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Tempe values education. More than 42 percent of our residents have a Bachelor's degree or better. That's 14 percent higher than the average in Arizona. Nearly 20 percent of our residents have a doctorate and more than 92 percent graduated high school. 

Tempe offers a free preschool program for low income families. College Connect helps students overcome hurdles to get them into college. 

Arizona State University
Main Campus in Tempe includes ASU Biodesign, Fulton School of Engineering, WP Carey School of Business, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration 
Nation's Most Innovative University three years running, according to US News and World Report
100+ new ASU spinout companies
$600 million in research funding
65,000 students and 12,000 employees 
Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. programs available

Maricopa County Community College District

Headquartered in Tempe
One of the country's largest community college districts
One of the nation's largest providers of online degrees
Nationally recognized for providing customized workforce training/development courses to area businesses
Colleges award about 4,000 degrees and 10,000 certificates annually
Dual certification allows high school students to graduate with two-year college degrees and high school diplomas concurrently
Certificates of Completion are offered in diverse occupational areas 

Other Colleges and Trade Schools
University of Advancing Computer Technology
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 
University of Phoenix 
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Arizona School of Massage Therapy 
Lamson Junior College 
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Ottawa University 
Brookline College 

Primary and Secondary Education
8 public high schools Tempe Union High School District
4 public middle schools Tempe Elementary School District
18 public elementary schools Tempe Elementary School District and Kyrene Elementary School District
Tempe schools have among the state’s best test scores
Private school opportunities exist with Tempe Preparatory Academy and a variety of parochial and charter schools
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