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University of Phoenix Overview

Phoenix, AZ
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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    —30+ days ago
    University of Phoenix parent Apollo Education starts new chapter as private firm

    Apollo Education Group, parent of the University of Phoenix and once one of Arizona's most iconic and valuable corporations, has started a new, more modest chapter of its life as a privately owned subsidiary. Apollo's stock, which once traded near $90 a share, ceased trading Feb.

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University of Phoenix – Why Work For Us?

In 1976, Dr. John Sperling, a Cambridge-educated economist, saw an opportunity: to create an accredited academic institution that accommodates the lives of busy working adults. Today, University of Phoenix is the largest private University in North America, offering over 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs — online and locations nationwide.

University of Phoenix is a pioneer of many innovations that serve working students today, including:

  • Evening and online classes
  • Flexible scheduling
  • A digital library with more than 500,000 periodicals
  • A mobile app for anywhere, anytime learning
  • The PhoenixConnect® academic social-networking platform

Our curriculum focuses on academic and practical development across our five universal teaching platforms:

  • Disciplinary knowledge and real-world applications
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Information utilization
  • Team collaboration

Mission and Purpose

University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.


  • To facilitate cognitive and effective student learning—knowledge, skills, and values—and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's workplace.
  • To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success.
  • To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
  • To provide General Education and foundational instruction and services that prepare students to engage in a variety of university curricula.
  • To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning.
  • To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, counseling, and student services.
  • To be organized as a private institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working student.
  • To generate the financial resources necessary to support the University's mission.

Become part of the team that makes University of Phoenix possible.

Staff Career Opportunities

We provide employees with a positive working environment, a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to contribute to accessible higher education.

It takes a variety of specialists to operate, maintain and innovate everything from information technology to curriculum development for the nation’s largest private university. Software engineers, student services coordinators, marketing professionals and business analysts are all necessary.

Teach for University of Phoenix

Our faculty members must meet rigorous standards. A master’s-level degree or higher is required in addition to practical experience as a working professional in order to teach with us.

In addition to teaching positions, we also employ faculty development administrators, campus college chairs and college deans. And to meet the needs of our students, we employ academic, financial and enrollment representatives, and much more.

University of Phoenix Reviews

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    I worked at University of Phoenix full-time


    Paid time off to volunteer twice a year; generous tuition assistance/discount program; no micromanagement (at least at my school); great collaboration.


    Really none, but my layoff was completely unanticipated.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep more underlings and fewer analysts. Nothing to analyze or no product without producers.

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University of Phoenix Interviews



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    Digital Production Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ).


    Applied and got called by a recruiter about a week or so later saying that the hiring manager would like me to come in for an interview. I met with one of the HR staff and he led me to the interview room where there was another interviewer. They asked me a few questions here and there and we chatted about the company, the position, and the university’s current marketing team. It was very relaxed and laid back.

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University of Phoenix Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2011
  • Most Valuable Employer for Military, Civilian Jobs, 2011
  • Best places to work in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2011
  • Best Places to Work in Hawaii (Medium), Hawaii Business Magazine, 2011
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