Community Colleges in Arizona

The 2023 Directory of Arizona Community Colleges and Costs

Arizona Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Arizona?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Arizona was $4,024 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $813 from the 2019-2020 average of $3,211 and represents a 25.32% annual increase. The list of Arizona community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 20 community colleges and universities in Arizona, the most popular being Mesa Community College with 4,264 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $2,040. Coconino Community College is the most expensive community school in Arizona with an in-state tuition of $3,254.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Arizona colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Arizona or cheap Arizona colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Arizona Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona

$2,700 NA NA
Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona

$2,580 NA NA
Chandler/Gilbert Community College

Chandler, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Cochise College

Douglas, Arizona

$2,184 NA NA
Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, Arizona

$3,254 NA NA
Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona

$2,160 NA NA
Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Mohave Community College

Kingman, Arizona

$1,944 NA NA
Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook, Arizona

$1,948 NA NA
Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

$2,088 NA NA
Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
South Mountain Community College

Phoenix, Arizona

$2,040 NA NA
Tohono O'Odham Community College

Sells, Arizona

$822 NA NA
Yavapai College

Prescott, Arizona

$2,600 NA NA