Nursing Schools in Arizona

The state of Arizona is home to 40 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 29 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Arizona. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Arizona

Best Value LPN Programs in Arizona

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arizona

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Arizona. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,933
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.6%
RN Programs best-value score93.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.4

Mesa Community College was established in 1963 as an extension branch of Phoenix College and became a separate institution in 1965. Around 330 students enrolled in classes for the first semester. Today, MCC is the largest of the 10 community colleges located in the Maricopa County Community ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Mohave Community College

Mohave Community College

Kingman, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,669
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate75.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.7

Mohave Community College was established in 1975 after a public vote and opened with three campuses. The original locations included Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City, with an additional campus in Colorado City. During the first semester, classes were taught at night. MCC began ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,586
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.6%
RN Programs best-value score94.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate85.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.2

Paradise Valley Community College is a two-year college founded in 1985 in northeastern Phoenix, Arizona. PVCC was established by the Maricopa County Community College District and was initially named the Northeast Valley Education Center. The present name was adopted the following year. PVCC ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,558
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.6

Established in 1969, Scottsdale Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. The main campus is located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, making SCC the only public community college with a campus located in tribal land. While 948 students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
GateWay Community College

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,262
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.6%
RN Programs best-value score92.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.7

GateWay Community College was established in 1968 and originally located in downtown Phoenix as the first technical college in the state of Arizona. GCC is one of 10 accredited colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District and the only college in the district served by the Valley ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,009
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.0%
RN Programs best-value score95.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,758
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.0%
RN Programs best-value score78.7

The University of Arizona is a public university with significant enrollment numbers. Over 43,000 students enrolled last year. The school was founded in 1885, making it the first university established in the Arizona Territory. The main campus includes over 179 buildings covering over a mile of ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • DNP
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,842
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
RN Programs best-value score93.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College

Glendale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,070
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
RN Programs best-value score95.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate95.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.5

Glendale Community College (GCC) is located in Glendale, Arizona. This community college is among the largest in all of Arizona and it has over 19,000 students enrolled. Glendale opened its doors in 1965 and the main campus is 147 acres. This school offers many different associate's degree ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
  • CNA
Pima Community College

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,479
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
Phoenix College

Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,185
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score94.8

Phoenix College (PC) is a two-year institution based out of Phoenix, Arizona. This community college was founded in 1920 and has a large number of students. Over 11,000 students are enrolled in this college and it boasts over 150 degree and certificate programs. As one of the oldest community ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Yavapai College

Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,916
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score95.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,299
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
RN Programs best-value score84.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,901
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
RN Programs best-value score79.5

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a large public institution with degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, with four other campuses throughout the state. The school was established in 1899, with just 23 students. For the Fall 2017 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Chamberlain University-Arizona

Chamberlain University-Arizona

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,864
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
RN Programs best-value score63.7

The Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona in Phoenix is one of eight campuses that are part of Chamberlain College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Inc. The Phoenix campus is conveniently located in a major metro area right off highway 17. The school is a for-profit institution and offers low ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
Brookline College-Phoenix

Brookline College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,149
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.9%
RN Programs best-value score50.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN
Cochise College

Cochise College

Sierra Vista, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,127
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
RN Programs best-value score96.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.9

Cochise College is located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This school was founded in 1964 and it offers a wide variety of different associate's degree programs. There are over 7,000 students enrolled in this community college and many large universities work with this school to transfer credits. It ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
Central Arizona College

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,182
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
RN Programs best-value score98.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,489
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
RN Programs best-value score65.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score58.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,735
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.2%
RN Programs best-value score89.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score87.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Coconino Community College

Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,415
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
RN Programs best-value score87.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Carrington College-Phoenix East

Carrington College-Phoenix East

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,724
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
RN Programs best-value score60.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,908
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.8%
RN Programs best-value score95.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate77.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
Northland Pioneer College

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,229
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
RN Programs best-value score92.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN
University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona Campus

University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona Campus

Tucson, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN to BSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa

Pima Medical Institute-Mesa

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,156
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.5%
RN Programs best-value score66.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Arizona College-Glendale

Arizona College-Glendale

Glendale, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,371
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.9%
RN Programs best-value score62.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,912
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate75.3%
RN Programs best-value score62.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Fortis College-Phoenix

Fortis College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,239
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score53.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
East Valley Institute of Technology

East Valley Institute of Technology

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,168
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate68.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
Arizona State University-Tempe

Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,947

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
GateWay Community College-Central City

GateWay Community College-Central City

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,815

Programs offered

  • LPN
Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,850

Programs offered

  • ADN
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$1,716

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Phoenix-Arizona

University of Phoenix-Arizona

Tempe, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,913

Programs offered

  • DNP
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN to BSN
  • PhD
University of Phoenix - Phoenix - Hohokam

University of Phoenix - Phoenix - Hohokam

Phoenix, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Carrington College-Phoenix North

Carrington College-Phoenix North

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,029

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College at Red Mountain

Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College at Red Mountain

Mesa, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler - Gilbert Community College - Williams Campus

Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler - Gilbert Community College - Williams Campus

Mesa, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
Mohave Community College - Lake Havasu City

Mohave Community College - Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Phoenix (Closed in 2017)
LPN ADN BSN
Everest College - Phoenix (Closed in 2015)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix (Closed in 2016)
ADN LPN
Brown Mackie College-Tucson (Closed in 2017)
LPN
Maricopa Beauty College LLC (Closed in 2012)
ADN LPN
The Art Institute of Phoenix (Closed in 2019)
ADN

Arizona's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Arizona's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Arizona Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 54,630 20.203 $36 $74,260
Nurse Anesthetists 0 $70 $146,380
Nurse Midwives 0 $49 $102,410
Nurse Practitioners 3,120 1.155 $51 $106,130
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6,610 2.444 $25 $52,620
Nursing Assistants 14,300 5.289 $14 $29,600
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey