EDUCATION IN FLAGSTAFF
Flagstaff offers a multitude of educational opportunities for students of all ages. Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community college offer excellent higher education opportunities while numerous public, private, Montessori, and Waldorf outlets are available for the children of our community.
Northern Arizona University (NAU) Flagstaff is the home of Northern Arizona University’s main campus, which has a rich history of delivering top-quality undergraduate education. Today, that mission is enhanced by cutting-edge research and graduate programs, distance education and service to many Arizona communities. NAU has a student population of nearly 16,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and about 7,000 at distance-learning sites across the state. The main focus of the university is undergraduate education (particularly in the fields of education, health professions, business and engineering). It also has a wide range of graduate programs and top-notch research facilities.
Coconino Community College (CCC) CCC was established in 1991 and serves not only Flagstaff, but Grand Canyon, Page/Lake Powell, the Navajo Nation, Williams and Fredonia. The college offers university transfer, career/technical programs and continuing education and community interest non-credit courses. CCC provides affordable tuition and offers a wide variety of program certificates and occupational/technical degrees.
Since the district was founded in a log cabin in 1883, the city has always taken great pride in its public education. The local school district employs approximately 773 teachers, counselors, librarians and administrators. FUSD graduates have been accepted at West Point, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Brown and Johns Hopkins universities.
For parents searching for other educational options, Flagstaff has a number of charter, religious and private schools from which to choose. Some have open enrollments and are free, while others require applications and tuition. There are also a variety of accredited preschools and childcare programs for younger children.