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Arizona Schools

Academia in Arizona is a declining field. The trends in Arizona's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Arizona By Profession

1,256 1,206 1,251 1,237
358 419 586 585
996 1,026 1,238 1,187
1,105 1,127 1,306 1,333
1,761 1,781 1,884 1,876
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 6,218 higher education faculty at the 129 colleges and universities in Arizona, where in 2006 there were 5,476.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 14%.

Average faculty salaries in Arizona

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in Arizona earn $58,760 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And generally, in Arizona, male faculty earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Arizona

No data at this time.

Of Arizona's 6,066 higher education faculty members, 45% have tenure and 17% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Arizona by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Arizona Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.67% 16.21% 22.45%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Arizona
  • Light Blue: National

In Arizona the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 22%. Similarly from 2006 to 2009, the number of part-time faculty has also increased by 19%. This data shows that in Arizona, working part-time in academia is becoming more common.

National Vs. Arizona Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.14% -19.87% 19.01%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Arizona
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Arizona

No data at this time.

And in 2009 23% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. In the same year, 17% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Arizona

No data at this time.

National Vs. Arizona Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 4.75% 1.22% 47.29%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Arizona
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Arizona state increased by 29% from 2006 to 2009. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Arizona by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Arizona by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Arizona Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 0.59% -17.56% 2.04%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Arizona
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Arizona, the percentage of women has also increased. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Arizona Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 2.01% -5.38% 39.68%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Arizona
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Arizona Faculty employment by Gender

National Arizona
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Arizona


As the number of higher education faculty in Arizona has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

Currently in Arizona, there are 636,383 undergraduate students and 112,162 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Arizona

16980 25123 32728 41829 20414
28457 31577 36790 35755 30580
973 1103 2346 2833 2539
24800 26925 28012 30451 19786
25544 27271 24920 28202 28243
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Arizona


In 2009, 43,529 students graduated from colleges and universities in Arizona. Approximately 22% of these students graduated from masters and doctoral degree programs. Another 30% graduated from bachelors-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Arizona.

Retention rates in Arizona

Returning Students 56%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Arizona state, 56 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 41 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. National trends are consistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Arizona

Graduation Students 41%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Arizona Students By Gender

National Arizona
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 38%
Women 62%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Arizona, the student population is diverse. 62% of the 748,545 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 29% of Arizona's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. National statistics are consistent with these numbers. Around the country, 58% of the student population is female and 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority group.

National Vs. Arizona Students Minorities

National Arizona
Minorities 29%
Minorities 29%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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  1. Arizona Business Schools275,428 Employed
  2. Arizona Teaching Schools189,337 Employed
  3. Arizona Business Administration Schools92,419 Employed
  4. Arizona Engineering Schools89,322 Employed
  5. Arizona Management Schools84,924 Employed
  6. Arizona Information Systems Schools73,298 Employed
  7. Arizona Law Schools70,070 Employed
  8. Arizona Educational Leadership Schools66,825 Employed
  9. Arizona Biology Schools61,615 Employed
  10. Arizona Criminal Justice Schools60,995 Employed
  11. Arizona Art Schools59,659 Employed
  12. Arizona Psychology Schools58,564 Employed
  13. Arizona Information Technology Schools56,393 Employed
  14. Arizona Liberal Arts Schools53,990 Employed
  15. Arizona Nursing Schools49,865 Employed
  16. Arizona Accounting Schools48,748 Employed
  17. Arizona Music Schools48,616 Employed
  18. Arizona Counseling Schools48,047 Employed
  19. Arizona English Schools44,383 Employed
  20. Arizona Design Schools43,585 Employed
  21. Arizona Business Management Schools36,695 Employed
  22. Arizona Finance Schools31,974 Employed
  23. Arizona Computer Networking Schools31,120 Employed
  24. Arizona Early Childhood Education Schools30,832 Employed
  25. Arizona Math Schools27,154 Employed
  26. Arizona MBA Schools26,635 Employed
  27. Arizona Communications Schools26,155 Employed
  28. Arizona Visual Communications Schools26,115 Employed
  29. Arizona Human Resources Schools25,142 Employed
  30. Arizona BSN Schools25,105 Employed
  31. Arizona Forensic Nursing Schools25,105 Employed
  32. Arizona RN to BSN Schools25,105 Employed
  33. Arizona Elementary Education Schools24,455 Employed
  34. Arizona Healthcare Administration Schools22,180 Employed
  35. Arizona Marketing Schools21,717 Employed
  36. Arizona Public Administration Schools20,581 Employed
  37. Arizona Physics Schools19,568 Employed
  38. Arizona Architecture Schools19,523 Employed
  39. Arizona Special Education Schools18,835 Employed
  40. Arizona Human Services Schools18,498 Employed
  41. Arizona International Business Schools17,918 Employed
  42. Arizona Computer Programming Schools17,808 Employed
  43. Arizona Public Health Schools17,359 Employed
  44. Arizona Organizational Psychology Schools17,068 Employed
  45. Arizona Health Science Schools16,591 Employed
  46. Arizona Veterinary Schools16,042 Employed
  47. Arizona Construction Management Schools15,366 Employed
  48. Arizona Web Development Schools15,103 Employed
  49. Arizona Drafting Schools15,091 Employed
  50. Arizona Small Business Schools15,090 Employed
  51. Arizona Hospitality Schools14,995 Employed
  52. Arizona Theology Schools14,894 Employed
  53. Arizona Healthcare Management Schools14,536 Employed
  54. Arizona Speech Therapy Schools14,385 Employed
  55. Arizona Gerontology Schools14,285 Employed
  56. Arizona Web Design Schools13,706 Employed
  57. Arizona Fire Science Schools13,629 Employed
  58. Arizona Nutrition Schools13,287 Employed
  59. Arizona Film Schools13,049 Employed
  60. Arizona Video Production Schools13,049 Employed
  61. Arizona Journalism Schools12,436 Employed
  62. Arizona Culinary Schools12,390 Employed
  63. Arizona History Schools12,385 Employed
  64. Arizona Sociology Schools12,058 Employed
  65. Arizona Mechanical Engineering Schools11,891 Employed
  66. Arizona Computer Engineering Schools11,711 Employed
  67. Arizona Civil Engineering Schools11,405 Employed
  68. Arizona Graphic Design Schools11,271 Employed
  69. Arizona Social Work Schools10,909 Employed
  70. Arizona Computer Science Schools10,878 Employed
  71. Arizona Homeland Security Schools10,425 Employed
  72. Arizona Property Management Schools10,243 Employed
  73. Arizona Creative Writing Schools10,141 Employed
  74. Arizona Biochemistry Schools10,015 Employed
  75. Arizona Health Information Schools9,742 Employed
  76. Arizona School Psychology Schools9,570 Employed
  77. Arizona Electrical Engineering Schools9,464 Employed
  78. Arizona Political Science Schools9,099 Employed
  79. Arizona Chemistry Schools8,781 Employed
  80. Arizona Biomedical Engineering Schools8,209 Employed
  81. Arizona Sports Management Schools8,178 Employed
  82. Arizona Mental Health Schools7,752 Employed
  83. Arizona Emergency Management Schools7,014 Employed
  84. Arizona Fashion Schools6,637 Employed
  85. Arizona Advertising Schools6,290 Employed
  86. Arizona Public Relations Schools6,290 Employed
  87. Arizona Forensic Science Schools6,272 Employed
  88. Arizona Carpentry Schools5,679 Employed
  89. Arizona Dental Hygienist Schools5,545 Employed
  90. Arizona Fashion Marketing Schools4,945 Employed
  91. Arizona Fashion Merchandising Schools4,841 Employed
  92. Arizona Paralegal Schools4,710 Employed
  93. Arizona Interior Design Schools4,642 Employed
  94. Arizona Radiology Technology Schools4,442 Employed
  95. Arizona Respiratory Therapy Schools4,412 Employed
  96. Arizona Criminology Schools4,201 Employed
  97. Arizona Animation Schools4,129 Employed
  98. Arizona Industrial Design Schools3,833 Employed
  99. Arizona Sports Medicine Schools3,661 Employed
  100. Arizona X Ray Technician Schools3,547 Employed
  101. Arizona Music Production Schools3,540 Employed
  102. Arizona Fashion Design Schools3,353 Employed
  103. Arizona Music Therapy Schools2,959 Employed
  104. Arizona Forestry Schools2,915 Employed
  105. Arizona Video Game Design Schools2,420 Employed
  106. Arizona Christian Counseling Schools2,286 Employed
  107. Arizona Clinical Psychology Schools2,144 Employed
  108. Arizona Occupational Therapy Schools2,090 Employed
  109. Arizona Physician Assistant Schools2,070 Employed
  110. Arizona Hotel Management Schools1,865 Employed
  111. Arizona Game Design Schools1,768 Employed
  112. Arizona Game Development Schools1,768 Employed
  113. Arizona Ministry Schools1,724 Employed
  114. Arizona Medical Coding Schools1,500 Employed
  115. Arizona Surgical Technology Schools1,357 Employed
  116. Arizona Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,278 Employed
  117. Arizona Physical Therapy Schools1,242 Employed
  118. Arizona Sonography Schools874 Employed
  119. Arizona Ultrasound Technology Schools874 Employed
  120. Arizona Court Reporter Schools874 Employed
  121. Arizona Supply Chain Management Schools718 Employed
  122. Arizona Medical Billing Schools692 Employed
  123. Arizona Computer Animation Schools652 Employed
  124. Arizona Restaurant Management Schools586 Employed
  125. Arizona Health Information Management Schools531 Employed
  126. Arizona Software Engineering Schools325 Employed
  127. Arizona Forensic Psychology Schools102 Employed
  128. Arizona Risk Management Schools102 Employed

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