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University of Phoenix

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This company offers online education.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for University of Phoenix include:

  • 645 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 2 complaints filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for University of Phoenix include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

645 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 132 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 39
Billing/Collection Issues 322
Delivery Issues 4
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 2
Problems with Product/Service 278
Total Closed Complaints 645

Additional Complaint Information

Recently, BBB has received complaints for this company that allege billing, product, sales, and customer service issues. Complainants allege that this business may misinform them regarding the cost of attendance at the university and the amount of financial aid that may be available to the student. Some consumers report that the company may overcharge for classes. Other complainants state that the company may fail to respond to the customer when problems arise. In addition, when complainants ask the university to explain additional fees or tuition amounts on their account prior to paying the fees, the company may send the student’s account to collections without an explanation. Furthermore, some consumers report dissatisfaction with the quality of the academic programs, the professor’s lessons, and the attentiveness of the advisors employed by the university. At this time, University of Phoenix is responding and resolving all BBB complaints.   

Any complaint activity for this business will be reflected in the reliability report for the University of Phoenix Central Administration, which is the main file for all ground campus locations. Please refer to this reliability report for further information.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

31 Customer Reviews on University of Phoenix
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 5
Neutral Experience 1
Negative Experience 25
Total Customer Reviews 31

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 01, 1977 Business started: 04/01/1976 in AZ Business started locally: 04/01/1976 Business incorporated: 11/08/1976 in AZ
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Tondra Claiborne, Associate Director Dispute Management Ms. Star Croft, Complaint Handler
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Tondra Claiborne, Associate Director Dispute Management
Customer Contact: Ms. Star Croft, Complaint Handler
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Alternate Business Names
University of Phoenix - Chandler Learning Center University of Phoenix - Mesa Learning Center University of Phoenix - Northwest Learning Center University of Phoenix - Phoenix Main Campus University of Phoenix - Tempe Campus University of Phoenix - West Valley Learning Center University of Phoenix - Yuma Learning Center University of Phoenix Online
Additional Information

University of Phoenix/Axia and WIU Online has advised BBB that they have an office that is dedicated to providing a prompt response to all escalated student issues and concerns. If you are experiencing a problem with this company, you may wish to contact the Office of Dispute Management directly at 602-557-5566 or (  

The Office of Dispute Management receives and replies to all complaints that are opened by Better business Bureau (BBB); however, the University is unable to provide BBB with the details of their response in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), unless you agree to release the information to BBB. If you would like to pursue your complaint through BBB, please ensure that you have completed a FERPA release form (provided by the University) and return it to the Office of Dispute Management promptly. This will ensure that BBB is provided with all steps toward resolution as well as your initial complaint.

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

University of Phoenix has received 2.14 out of 5 stars based on 31 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of C-.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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