Arizona Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Arizona?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Arizona was $3,745 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($384) from the 2015-2016 average of $4,129 and represents a -9.3% annual decline. 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 6,171 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 $3,270.

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.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Arizona Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Arizona Western College
Yuma, 2,166 Students
$2,520 - -
Central Arizona College
Coolidge, 1,714 Students
$2,580 - -
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Chandler, 4,114 Students
$2,040 - -
Cochise College
Douglas, 1,481 Students
$2,040 - -
Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, 1,103 Students
$3,270 - -
Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, 1,983 Students
$2,700 - -
Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale, 3,115 Students
$2,040 - -
GateWay Community College
Phoenix, 1,156 Students
$2,040 - -
Glendale Community College
Glendale, 5,464 Students
$2,040 - -
Mesa Community College
Mesa, 6,171 Students
$2,040 - -
Mohave Community College
Kingman, 809 Students
$1,944 - -
Northland Pioneer College
Holbrook, 621 Students
$1,776 - -
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, 2,157 Students
$2,040 - -
Phoenix College
Phoenix, 2,645 Students
$2,040 - -
Pima Community College
Tucson, 4,977 Students
$1,980 - -
Rio Salado College
Tempe, 2,090 Students
$2,040 - -
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, 2,229 Students
$2,040 - -
South Mountain Community College
Phoenix, 1,227 Students
$2,040 - -
Tohono O'Odham Community College
Sells, 141 Students
$822 - -
Yavapai College
Prescott, 1,646 Students
$2,360 - -