Tucson is proud of the achievements of its primary and secondary schools which offer a wide variety of educational choices to area students.
The University of Arizona is the state's premier research university, ranked among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide. With a global reputation for innovative research, University of Arizona faculty – including five Nobel Prize winners – are helping create the next generation of knowledge workers.
- #1 ranked Geology Department, and is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars
- #3 in the nation by the NationalScience Foundation for physical sciences research
- More NASA grants for space exploration research than any other university
Pima Community College, with six campuses, four education centers, and several adult learning centers is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the U.S. It provides traditional and online instruction for over 144 programs, as well as workforce training, personal interest classes, and post-baccalaureate certificates.
The greater Tucson area has: 229 public schools in 17 districts in Pima County (many with open enrollment options) and 84 charter schools