K-12 Education Snapshot

  · 24 K-12 School Districts
· Nearly 100 K-12 Charter Schools, including a BASIS Charter School and Great Hearts Academies
· National award-winning districts, educators and administrators.
· West-MEC, the Western Maricopa Education Center, is the West Valley’s Joint Technical Education District (JTED) providing students innovative Career and Technical Education programs that will prepare them to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education.

Higher Education

Arizona State University at the West Campus
Arizona State University is ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world. The West campus offers degree programs through three nationally recognized colleges: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and W. P. Carey School of Business. 

The Communiversity @ Surprise
The Communiversity is Arizona’s only partnership of higher education institutions and a public high school district offering occupational certificates, and associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in one location. Ottawa University is an integral Communiversity partner.

Devry University
DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs online and onsite including its Glendale campus.

Estrella Mountain Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College awards over 1,600 degrees and certificates each year and most of those students live and work in the West Valley. EMCC is the lead institution of a consortium of colleges awarded a $13.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train the state’s energy workforce of the future.

Franklin Pierce University
"Franklin Pierce University considered several locations in Arizona for our academic center. We chose the West Valley because of the area’s growth potential and strong leadership, as well as our ability to make an impact upon the region."
James F. Birge, Ph.D.
President, Franklin Pierce University

Glendale Community College
Glendale Community College offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs and more than 1,000 courses. Glendale Community College has established Arizona’s only Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help West Valley businesses compete for federal contracts.

Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University is a premier private university which provides bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. The rapidly expanding university has recently invested $280M in its 110-acre West Valley campus and technology, and is currently evaluating more expansion opportunities.

Midwestern University
Midwestern University is Arizona’s largest medical school – and it’s in the heart of the West Valley. Its 156-acre campus houses six graduate colleges: Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Optometry, Dental Medicine and the state’s first College of Veterinary Medicine, a recent investment of $180M.

Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University offers many educational opportunities in the West Valley. In addition to their campus in Northwest Phoenix, NAU offers opportunities via partnerships with Glendale and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges and at Communiversity in Surprise.

Thunderbird School of Global Management
The world’s number one ranked school for international business is located in the West Valley. The Thunderbird School of Global Management has been developing international leaders for sixty years, offering world-class programs for full-time students and working professionals.

Trine University
"Trine University’s engineering program is the culmination of more than a century of experience. It is very exciting for us to be investing in the West Valley."
Dr. Earl D. Brooks, II
President, Trine University

The University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix has reinvented higher education for today’s working learner, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses in the West Valley, across the state of Arizona and online throughout the world.

Webster University
Webster University knows firsthand what it takes to succeed in the dynamic global business environment and job market.  Webster offers graduate business administration evening programs open to the public and designed for adult learns.  We serve the West Valley with Master’s programs either in classroom, on line or through dedicated cohort classes at organization site formats.