University of Phoenix

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University of Phoenix
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🌐 Website
📇 Address4035 S Riverpoint Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85040
📞 telephone(844) 937-8679
🥚 TwitterUOPX
👍 Facebookuniversityofphoenix
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University of Phoenix is known for its online education, but the university actually had its start in 1976, before the internet became mainstream. Founder Dr. John Sperling noticed how the needs of the workplace were changing and traditional higher education wasn't working for everyone. This Cambridge-educated professor understood that adult learners needed a way to earn a degree that was more flexible, if they wanted a better chance at better job. While the university may look different today than in the 1970s, its core beliefs remain the same: help adult learners achieve their higher learning goals through flexible, supportive, quality degree programs that fit into their busy lifestyles. The university accomplishes this by combining academic principles with real-world training that encourages adults to learn by doing. The curriculum is taught by practitioner faculty who have a minimum of 25 years of experience in their profession and 12 years of experience teaching. Because every University of Phoenix student represents a different background, experience, and perspective, educational approaches are adjusted to give context to lessons. Whether a student chooses to learn online or on one of the university's select campuses, the goal is to give them the proper context to apply what they have learned to any situation. Career services, social networks, and innovative learning platforms all augment the student's experience and provide balance to a diverse population.