The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is a private for-profit college, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The university has an open enrollment admission policy, requiring a high-school diploma, GED, or its equivalent as its criteria for admissions. Founded in 1976, the university confers degrees in over 100 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree levels. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University of Phoenix claimed a peak enrollment of almost 600,000 students in 2010, but its numbers have declined sharply since then. Enrollment was 142,500 on August 31, 2016. In 2017, it was acquired by Apollo Global Management, an American private equity firm.
University of Phoenix has been under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission since 2015.
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