Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory in Tempe, Arizona State University has become the largest public research university in the United States under a single administration. It is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents.
The university is comprised of 4 campuses the Tempe Campus, the West Campus in northwest Phoenix, the Polytechnic Campus in Eastern Mesa, and the Downtown Campus in downtown Phoenix. Moreover, AST offers bachelor’s and master’s level degrees through its extended and online campus.
Online programs offered by ASU are a convenient way of receiving a degree and help working professionals and students who cannot attend campus programs to study from the comfort of their homes. A total of 29 online programs offer all kinds of degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Master of Science in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, and Master of Science. Fields of education are varied: Fire Service Management, Internet and Web Development, Film and Media Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Engineering, Construction and more.
Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Moreover, programs in the various colleges, schools, divisions, and departments are accredited by, affiliated with, or members of the corresponding national bodies.
In partnership with alumni, civic groups, private foundations, individuals, and federal and state governments, ASU provides numerous options of financial aid to students as a support to pursue their educational goals.
Types of financial aid at the Arizona State University include:
• ASU Advantage
• Student Employment
• Student/Parent Loans