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University of PhoenixUniversity of Phoenix
100 Corporate Parkway, Suite 250
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205.747.1001

Attend University of Phoenix in Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Phoenix Birmingham, Alabama Campus provides flexible education options for working adults. You can pursue your degree at a University of Phoenix location in Alabama, through the Online Campus, or at the nearby campus on Hwy 280 in Shelby County. We offer bachelor's, and master's degree programs in a range of subject areas, including business and nursing. Associate's degree programs are also available through the Online Campus.
Online College Courses at University of Phoenix

If you choose to pursue your degree online, you can log on to participate in class when and where you choose. You'll use electronic forums to submit your coursework and communicate with your instructors. There's no need to travel to the campus for college courses when you choose this option, though all the resources available for students at the Birmingham Campus are also available to students who take courses online.
Attend College Courses Just Once a Week at the Birmingham, Alabama Campus

If you choose to enroll in an on-campus degree program, you will attend class just once per week in the evening. Courses last five to six weeks, and you can take them back-to-back to earn your degree sooner than you may think. With a schedule like this, you can take college courses and continue to make time for work, family and recreation.

Technology is a priority for both Online Campus students and Birmingham Campus students. Electronic course materials are delivered via an innovative learning portal. You'll also use this portal to access the University's eBook collection, online writing and math labs, virtual organizations, a comprehensive online library and more.

About University of Phoenix

Earn your degree on your terms. Whether you choose to learn online or at a local campus, you can count on challenging curriculum and a supportive learning environment.
Quality is what you expect. You’ll get it—and a whole lot more.

Your Education is Top of Mind
As a working student, we know that you’re juggling the demands of family and work. So, you’ll attend classes either online or at a location that’s not far from you.

From the day you enroll, you’ll see that it’s all about you. From your degree to your graduation team who helps you every step of the way. In addition, you’ll enjoy innovative technology. By accessing the online library, your ebooks and computer simulations, you’ll be learning from techniques that University of Phoenix pioneered.

An Innovative Approach
Be part of an institution that has grown from an upstart in 1976 to becoming today’s largest private university in North America. Students study at more than 200 locations, as well as through online programs available in most countries around the world.

Because you’ll be learning from faculty who have both real-world and academic experience, you’ll be able to apply what you learn in class one day to your job, the next. With degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, you’ll have choices and room to grow.


In 1976, Dr. John Sperling, a Cambridge-educated economist and professor-turned-entrepreneur, saw an opportunity—and seized it—to cater to working adults seeking higher education by offering convenient class times at local sites.

Now we are the nation's largest private university, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at more than 200 locations, as well as online in most countries around the world.

Driven by innovation in education, we have pioneered many of the conveniences that students now enjoy — evening classes, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, a student-centered environment, online classes, a digital library and computer simulations. In addition, the University has 20 years experience in online education — a kind of education that's research-proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction.

Founding Principles Inspire Excellence

The same principles of inclusion and progress that led to the founding of the University are reflected in our mission, purpose and strategy today.

Several recent events highlight our commitment to educational excellence:
The University's Severely Injured Veterans Scholarship program is recognized on the U.S. Army Community Covenant Web site as a national best practice in support of military members and their families.
"Good Practices in Distance Education" by Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.
Selected for excellence in undergraduate education and participated in the “Project Good Work” study, conducted by researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and Claremont Graduate University.
Computerworld's "100 Premier IT Leaders for 2009" awarded to Joe Mildenhall, University of Phoenix CIO.
Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognized University of Phoenix as an exemplary institution for "Ensuring Quality in Distance Education."
The 2008 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the category of New Magazines and Journals given to the Journal of Leadership Studies, a publication of the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix.

Mission and Purpose

University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.

To facilitate cognitive and affective student learning—knowledge, skills, and values—and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's work place.
To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success.
To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
To provide General Education and foundational instruction and services that prepare students to engage in a variety of university curricula.
To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning.
To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, counseling and student services.
To be organized as a for-profit institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working student.
To generate the financial resources necessary to support the University's mission.

Accreditations and Licensures

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For additional information, visit

Business Accreditation

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Foundations of Business, Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Doctor of Management and Doctor of Business Administration programs are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (

Nursing Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For additional information, visit

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120

Teacher Education Accreditation

The Master of Arts in Education program with options in Elementary Teacher Education and Secondary Teacher Education is preaccredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from December 20, 2007 to December 20, 2012. For additional information, visit
Counseling Accreditation

The Master of Science in Counseling program in Community Counseling (Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona campuses) and the Master of Science in Counseling program in Mental Health Counseling (Salt Lake City, Utah campuses) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). For additional information, visit

State and International Licensures

University of Phoenix is approved to operate in most U.S. states and other countries, either through licensure, registration, general or specific approvals, consent or exemption. Specific approval-related statements that are required by some states or provinces are as follows:

Florida: Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2308.

Georgia: Authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.

Indiana: Fully accredited by the Indiana Commission for Postsecondary Proprietary Education. AC-0188. Indianapolis Campus: 7999 Knue Rd., Suites 100 & 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250; Northwest Indiana Campus: 8401 Ohio St., Merrillville, IN 46410.

Ohio: Registration Number 1154320. Cleveland Campus: 5005 Rockside Rd., Ste. 130, Independence, OH 44131-2194; Cincinnati Campus: 9050 Centre Pointe Dr., Ste. 250, West Chester, OH 45069-4875; Columbus Campus: 8415 Pulsar Place, Ste. 100, Columbus, OH 43240-4032.

Oklahoma: University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association ( College credit granted by University of Phoenix. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

Puerto Rico: University of Phoenix operates under a renewal license granted by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education.

South Carolina: 1001 Pinnacle Point Dr., Columbia, SC 29223. Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Tennessee: Memphis Campus: 65 Germantown Court, Ste. 100, Cordova, TN 38018; Nashville Campus: 616 Marriott Dr., Ste. 150, Nashville, TN 37214; Chattanooga Campus: 1208 Pointe Centre Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421. Clarksville Learning Center: 141 Chesapeake Dr., Clarksville, TN 37040; Franklin Learning Center: 377 Riverside Dr., Franklin, TN 37064; Murfreesboro Learning Center: 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Virginia: The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has certified University of Phoenix, Richmond Campus, to operate in Virginia. University of Phoenix, Richmond Campus, 6600 West Broad Street, Ste. 200, Richmond, VA 23230.


University of Phoenix also maintains voluntary memberships with numerous organizations, including:

American Council on Education
Association of American Colleges
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
American Association for Higher Education
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
College and University Personnel Association
Arizona Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Independent Colleges and Universities of Arizona
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Western Institute of Nursing
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Association for Foreign Student Admissions
Association of International Educators
National Association of Veterans Program Administrators
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Support
Various professional, program-specific organizations

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