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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

Primary and Secondary Education