Arizona State University

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Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research university, the largest in the U.S. It strives to become a New American University and a leader in comprehensive education through its mission or providing excellent education to students pursuing research and investigation that benefits a global society. It is committed to meeting the economic, social, cultural, and health needs of the surrounding community. The U.S. News and World Report ranks ASU in the top five of “Up and Coming” universities in the country and it is one of the top 100 universities in the world. ASU is committed to excellent students, faculty, and programs.

Arizona State University

ASU offers more than 250 undergraduate programs and over 100 graduate programs resulting in master and doctoral degrees. It is dedicated to employing expert faculty that have graduate from highly ranked institutions of higher learning. Every individual academic programs demonstrates the mission and goals of ASU to provide outstanding education that is motivated by vision, creativity, and scholarship.

ASU Online offers approximately 30 undergraduate and graduate programs completely online. The programs are flexible and created by the same expert faculty who teach campus-based programs. All online courses are designed to encourage student and instructor engagement and feature multi-media instruction methods. My ASU serves as a central starting point for online students, where they have access to their online courses, email, tasks, software, university announcements and other vital information. My ASU also includes quick links for technical support, libraries, tutoring, and career services. Online programs include interdisciplinary studies, criminal justice, family and human development, health science, history, Internet and web development, film and media studies, nursing, political science, psychology, technical communication, engineering, education, and business administration.

Arizona State University was established in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School. It gained accreditation in California in 1902 and permanent regional accreditation in 1933. It first offered bachelor degrees in 1929 and master degrees in 1937. The school went through various name changes and officially became Arizona State University in 1958. Throughout the 1960s, the university started to expand its curriculum and founded various new colleges and began to office doctoral degrees. From 1990 to 2002, the university acquired significant gains in research, economic development, diversity, and quality education. It also received funding from various sources to create an array of scholarships and fellowships. Currently, Arizona State University enrolls more than 70,000 students including more than 2,000 online students.


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Arizona State University.

Schools Of Education

  • College of Liberal
  • Arts and Sciences
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • School of Letters and Sciences
  • W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • College of Technology and Innovation
  • Graduate College
  • Barrett, The Honors College
  • Walter Cronkite
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • College of Public Programs
    School of Sustainability
  • College of Technology and Innovation
    University College

Scholarships Offered

Arizona State University offers an abundance of scholarships including New American University Scholarships, transfer student scholarships, law student scholarships, graduate student scholarships, college and departmental scholarships, and general scholarships. Examples include American Indian Scholarship, Arizona College Foundation Graduate Scholarship, Bleed Purple Foundation, Calcot-Seitz Foundation, Chandler Service Club, Delta Tau Delta Scholarship, Environmental Professionals of Arizona, Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, Global Supplementary Grant Program, Hispanic College Fund, International Student Scholarship, Life Lessons Scholarship Program, Make It So Scholarship, National Physical Science Consortium, Student-Teacher Scholarship, Tempe Diablos Scholarship Program, USAA Scholarship, and Women in Transportation.

Financing Options

ASU participates in various financial aid programs to help students with paying tuition and fees. The programs include President Barack Obama Scholars Program, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Financial Aid Trust Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, FA Program Fee Grant, Federal Direct PLUYS Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, University Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal TEACH Grant. The university also offers the ASU Hourly Employment Program and Off-Campus Employment Program. Additionally, ASU accepts private education loans and offers a tuition installment plan that enables students to pay tuition and fees in three installments for an enrollment fee.

Credit Earning Options

Arizona State University awards credits for previous coursework completed at another accredited college or university. Courses must have earned a grade of at least a C and be similar in content with courses offered by ASU. Students are able to earn up to 64 semester credits for lower-division courses. ASU also grants up to 60 credits for examinations such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Certificate, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support Subject Standardized Test (DANTES or DSST), and proficiency examinations and comprehensive examination taken by current students.