Looking to advance your career or further your education? Well, southern Arizona has a plethora of options to suit your needs in any field. Below is a guide to the top colleges, university and trade schools in the area.

Brookline College – Tucson

5441 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 748-9799


Brookline College is an independent, accredited institution dedicated to meeting the educational needs of a developing multicultural society. The institution is committed to preparing students academically and professionally to meet the constantly changing employment requirements of business, industry, public service organizations, and medical support agencies functioning in a highly advanced and expanding technological community.


Carrington College – Tucson

201 N Bonita Ave Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 888-5885


Carrington College can help you get started in a health care career. Work towards your choice of an associate degree or certificate level education in some of today’s fastest growing fields. Their program is designed to provide you with “hands-on” training that uses the technologies and processes that are used in the field, allowing you to build your confidence while you “learn by doing” as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Desert Institute of the Healing Arts

639 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705


Established in 1982, Desert Institute of the Healing Arts (DIHA) is one of the longest operating bodywork schools in the country. Whether you are looking for a massage therapy or shiatsu education, DIHA offers a comprehensive, sequential education, which includes training in areas such as ethics, business management, anatomy, communications skills, physiology and pathology. Also, at DIHA you can choose either day or evening classes with start dates throughout the year. Desert Institute of the Healing Arts is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). DIHA is the only Arizona school accredited by COMTA.

Desert Institute of the Healing Arts is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).


Pima Community College – Community Campus

401 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85709

Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus

5901 S Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85709

Pima Community College – Downtown Campus

1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85709

Pima Community College – Northwest Campus

2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709


Pima Community College is a community college in Pima County, Arizona serving the Tucson metropolitan area. The community college district consists of six campuses, four education centers, and several adult education learning centers. It provides traditional and online instruction for over 144 programs.


Pima Medial Institute

3350 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 326-1600


The Pima Medical Institute (PMI) is a for profit medical career college that trains students for careers as allied health care professionals. PMI is the largest independently owned, private allied health school in the U.S. and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Pima Medical Institute offers a variety of allied health care career training options.


Southwest University of Visual Arts

2525 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 325-0123


Southwest University of Visual Arts transforms lives by educating students to excel in the fields of Fine Arts, Design and Visual Communications within a student focused environment committed to the highest standards of academic achievement, scholarly inquiry, creativity and citizenship in a diverse world community.


Tucson College

5151 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 258-0400


Tucson College is a Trade and Technical School located in Tucson, Arizona. They offer Business Programs, Medial Training, Healthcare Administration Courses and Skilled Trades Training. Graduates have access to a Lifetime Career Assistance which includes a guidance from a Careen Services team, resume updates, workshops and more. Tucson College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate in the state of Arizona. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


University of Arizona

1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 621-2211


The University of Arizona, founded in 1885, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering and Mines, Fine Arts, Humanities, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; the Schools of Family and Consumer Resources and Health-Related Professions; and the University College and Arizona International College. Its 353-acre campus is located in a residential area of Tucson.


University of Arizona – Sothern Arizona

300 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 881-6512


UA South—the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista—extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. They partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.