Axia College

Axia College

Infobox University
name = Axia College of the University of Phoenix

established = 2004
type = Private
president = Bill Pepicello
city = Phoenix
state = Arizona
country = USA
students = 100,000+
staff = 12,000+
free_label = Locations
free = Online Only
website = []

Axia College is a for-profit educational institution founded in March 2004. There are currently more than 100,000 students attending Axia. [ [ "A National Community College?" in "Inside Higher Ed", June 17, 2008] . Retrieved June 17, 2008.]

Axia's Beginnings

Axia College was first established under Western International University (WIU, a sister school to the University of Phoenix, both institutions operate under the Apollo Group). Due to the massive influx of students registering and the amount of potential students to register, the decision was made to have Axia College of WIU officially moved to be under the University of Phoenix. This transition took place over the April 1st - 2nd, 2006 weekend, with the first Axia of UOP students starting on April 3rd, 2006.


Axia College of the University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. They are accredited "through" the University of Phoenix. [ [ "About Us - Accreditations and Licensures - University of Phoenix"] . Retrieved June 17, 2008.]

Axia Students

Axia College is oriented more towards the beginning college student that is a full time worker. Axia students normally transfer fewer than 24 credits and have had little or no college experience. These students work as an individual to obtain their Associates degree in one of many fields; at the University of Phoenix, many projects rely on the work of a group over an individual. They are assisted by their Academic Counselor all throughout their college path. Students attend online "classrooms" from their computer.The "classroom" consists of forums where assignments are posted for the instructor to grade, and class participation is based on discussions between students on specific topics dictated by the curriculum and posted in a chat forum.


Students at Axia take 2 classes at one time, known as a block. The two classes that are taken correspond with each other in assignments and information; however, the assignments between the classes have due dates which are staggered. Students' classes are 9 weeks long. They are available starting every Monday.

Student Run Website

There is a website that was developed by students; not run by Axia College. The site includes forums set up by course to post questions, chat room for live conversations, and an arcade complete with flash games and leader board. The site is free to use an is designed to be a service for other students of Axia College. They can be found at []


These are the current programs (as of August 2007):

  • Associate of Arts in Accounting (AAACC)
  • Associate of Arts in Business (AAB)
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AACJ)
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS)
  • Associate of Arts in HealthCare Administration (AAHCA)
  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AAIT)
  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Visual Communication (AAIT/VC)
  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Networking (AAIT/N)
  • Associate of Arts in Paraprofessional Education (AAPE)
  • Associate of Arts in Psychology (AAPSY)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication (AACOM)
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services Management (AAHSM)
  • Associate of Arts in Financial Services (AAFS)
  • Associate of Arts in Hospitality Travel and Tourism (AAHTT)


External links

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