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 productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.
John Sperling, PhD, a Cambridge-educated economist and professor-turned-entrepreneur, founded University of Phoenix in 1976. He made a commitment to provide working adults with higher education at times convenient to them. Our commitment extends to our higher education innovations as well. University of Phoenix helped pioneer many of the conveniences that students now enjoy evening classes, flexible scheduling, a university-wide academic social network, an immersive online classroom and an online library. In addition, the University has 20 years of experience in online education a kind of education thats research-proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction.