ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. As of fall 2019, the university had nearly 90,000 students attending classes across its metro campuses, more than 38,000 students attending online, including 83,000-plus undergraduates and more nearly 20,000 postgraduates. The university is organized into 17 colleges, featuring more than 170 cross-discipline centers and institutes. ASU offers 350 degree options for undergraduates students, as well as more than 400 graduate degree and certificate programs
It may be the best-kept community college secret in Arizona, even the country, but one the institution fervently is willing to reveal.
From students of Hispanic and Native American descent to participants in Central Arizona’s Lifelong Learners program, the institution’s diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual.
Central’s mission is to provide a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success for students ranging from teenagers to those 55 and better. The average age of Central’s student population is in the mid-30’s.