Collins College – Phoenix, AZ

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NOTICE: THIS SCHOOL HAS CLOSED: Collins College announced in December 2012 that it was shutting down and began a teach-out policy for existing students.

Collins College offers career training in graphic design, multi-media technology, information technology, and other high-tech fields. This college has campuses in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ. Collins College caters to students of all ages, including working professionals who’ve been out of school for years. As a result, the college offers numerous night and weekend classes.

Collins College provides student-centered instruction. Students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to have successful careers in many high-tech industries.

Students never feel cramped at this college. Both campuses are large and equipped with numerous classrooms, computer labs, video editing rooms, and photographic studios. Compared to other schools, Collins offers relatively small class sizes.

In addition to classroom instruction, students at the college complete real-world projects to prepare for the workforce. The newest editing, video, and computer technology is used to provide real-world training.

Graphic design students train with the latest design and video editing software designed by Adobe. Students completing information technology programs learn by using the newest technology developed by Microsoft, Novell, and Cisco.

General Information

4750 S 44th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85040

General Information:(480) 966-3000
Type of Institution:4-year private for-profit school
Awards Offered:AA/AS degree
BA/BS degree
Campus setting:Large City
On-campus housing:No
Number of Students:1,924 (1,924 undergrad)
Ratio of students to faculty:21 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $31,225 $31,225 $34,063 $23,550 -30.86%
Books and Supplies $6,300 $6,300 $6,300 $6,300 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $37,525 $37,525 $40,363 $29,850 -26.05%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 290 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 211 69% $1,011,489 $4,794
• Federal grants 172 56% $921,979 $5,360
• Pell grants 172 56% $630,659 $3,667
• Other federal grants 144 47% $291,320 $2,023
Local and state government scholarships or grants 3 1% $4,500 $1,500
Institutional scholarships or grants 64 21% $85,010 $1,328
Student loan financial aid 284 93% $2,212,111 $7,789
• Federal student loans 283 92% $1,847,026 $6,527
• Other student loans 48 16% $365,085 $7,606

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Programs 244 159
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 14
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 14
Computer and Information Sciences 9 19
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 2
Information Technology 7 17
Visual and Performing Arts 221 140
Cinematography and Film/video Production 32 98
Game and Interactive Media Design 160
Graphic Design 8 42
Interior Design 21
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this level.

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