The city of Tempe, AZ surrounds Arizona State University, one of the largest public institutions in the country, offering over 600 accredited Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degree programs from their 16 separate colleges. Named #1 University for Innovation in 2015 and again in 2016 from the U.S. New and World Report magazine, ASU is a top research institution that focuses on innovation, inclusion and responsibility to its community.
The Maricopa Community College system, with its 10 distinct colleges across the greater Phoenix area, provides a great starting point for a student’s academic pursuits. Smaller classes, easy access to professors, and a smaller price tag makes any of the Maricopa Community Colleges a great option for students just starting their academic career or need to improve their GPA for entrance to other colleges.
All of the community colleges have direct pathways to the universities in Arizona, providing specialized academic advising and enrollment and a guaranteed acceptance to the three State Universities upon successful completion of an Associate Degree.
AZ Transfer, a program dedicated to helping students make a seamless transition from community college to the three state universities in Arizona, provides support every step of with way during a student’s transition into community college, and then again into one of the state universities.
Tempe TreeHouse is located 4 miles from Mesa Community College and 1 mile from ASU.
We are lucky that all our Treehouse locations are in close proximity to both community colleges and state universities. We encourage students who are starting/continuing their education at the community college level to complete an Associate degree and then transferring to a 4-year college or university. Research shows us that students who complete an Associate Degree and then transfer to a 4-year institution complete their bachelor degree at a 20% higher graduation rate than those who complete some coursework at the community college level and then transfer.