Nursing Schools in Arizona

The state of Arizona is home to 42 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 29 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Arizona.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arizona

Listed below are all nursing schools in Arizona. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 42 nursing schools in the state of Arizona. And according to our database 5 schools have been closed permanently.

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Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.2%
Cost per annum$7,661

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

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
Cost per annum$7,605

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

Mohave Community College

Kingman, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate73.8%
Cost per annum$7,111

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

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,007

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

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
Cost per annum$7,616

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

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chandler, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,822

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate91.0%
Cost per annum$3,970

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,466

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

Glendale Community College

Glendale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.8%
Cost per annum$7,065

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,000

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.8%
Cost per annum$7,039

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,486

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,678

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
  • ADN

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
Cost per annum$5,090

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Brookline College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,629

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Arizona

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$30,873

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
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN

Cochise County Community College District

Douglas, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.1%
Cost per annum$5,160

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Pima Medical Institute-Tucson

Tucson, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$20,478

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Carrington College-Phoenix East

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$25,240

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$9,240

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$10,037

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate81.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate77.8%
Cost per annum$6,976

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN

Pima Medical Institute-Mesa

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
Cost per annum$19,040

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona Campus

Tucson, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate81.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN to BSN
  • BSN
  • ADN

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.9%
Cost per annum$6,236

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN

Arizona College-Glendale

Glendale, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate77.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,865

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate75.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,168

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Fortis College-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate91.3%
Cost per annum$24,019

Programs offered

  • LPN

East Valley Institute of Technology

Mesa, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate68.3%
Cost per annum$6,909

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe, AZ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,007

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Maricopa Skill Center

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,896

Programs offered

  • LPN

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,995

Programs offered

  • ADN

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$3,148

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Phoenix - Online Campus

Phoenix, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN to BSN

University of Phoenix - Phoenix - Hohokam

Phoenix, AZ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Carrington College-Phoenix North

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,411

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Maricopa Community College System Office

Tempe, AZ
Campus size
College TypeNA NA
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

The Art Institute of Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,017

Programs offered

  • ADN

Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix Campus

Phoenix, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College at Red Mountain

Mesa, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

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

Mesa, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

Mohave Community College - Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, AZ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Phoenix (Closed in 2016)
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 2016)
LPN
Maricopa Beauty College LLC (Closed in 2012)
ADN LPN

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


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