In 1976, Dr. John Sperling founded University of Phoenix and made a commitment to provide working adults with local higher education options at convenient class times. Today, our students study at more than 100 locations, as well as through online programs available in countries around the world. Not only will you attend classes that are convenient for you, you'll earn your degree on your terms.Higher education can open many doors. But, overcoming the demands of family and work to focus on your education can be a challenge. That's why we're committed to providing rigorous degree and certificate programs and a learning environment that's designed to support working adults. From the day you enroll, you’ll have a dedicated Graduation Team who helps you every step of the way.Our commitment extends to our higher education innovations as well. University of Phoenix helped pioneer many of the conveniences that many students now enjoy — evening classes, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, a university-wide academic social network, online classes, a digital library and computer simulations. In addition, the University has 20 years of experience in online education — a kind of education that's research-proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction. You'll also interact with faculty who have both real-world and academic experience. This means that you can use what you learn in class the very next day you're at work. And with degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels — you’ll have choices and room to grow.