These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Arizona For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Arizona has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in AZ, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Arizona.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Arizona:

  1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  2. University of Arizona
  3. Arizona State University-Tempe
  4. Arizona State University-West
  5. Arizona State University-Polytechnic
  6. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
  7. Arizona State University-Skysong
  8. Northern Arizona University
  9. Ottawa University-Phoenix
  10. Prescott College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Arizona has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Arizona For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 13 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Arizona that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Arizona.’

1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Prescott
Employed: 92.03%

2. University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tucson
Employed: 88.62%

3. Arizona State University-Tempe

Arizona State University-Tempe

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tempe
Employed: 88.15%

4. Arizona State University-West

Arizona State University-West

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Glendale
Employed: 88.15%

5. Arizona State University-Polytechnic

Arizona State University-Polytechnic

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Mesa
Employed: 88.15%

6. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Phoenix
Employed: 88.15%

7. Arizona State University-Skysong

Arizona State University-Skysong

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Scottsdale
Employed: 88.15%

8. Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Flagstaff
Employed: 87.51%

9. Ottawa University-Phoenix

Ottawa University-Phoenix

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Phoenix
Employed: 87.5%

10. Prescott College

Prescott College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Prescott
Employed: 83.93%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Arizona

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Arizona, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Arizona by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Arizona

Rank College Employed
1 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott 92.03%
2 University of Arizona 88.62%
3 Arizona State University-Tempe 88.15%
4 Arizona State University-West 88.15%
5 Arizona State University-Polytechnic 88.15%
6 Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix 88.15%
7 Arizona State University-Skysong 88.15%
8 Northern Arizona University 87.51%
9 Ottawa University-Phoenix 87.5%
10 Prescott College 83.93%
11 CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff 81.07%
12 CollegeAmerica-Phoenix 81.07%
13 Dine College 75.0%