Schools & Universities

Schools & Universities

Preschool & Childcare
Flagstaff offers numerous options for parents of young children. From home-based daycare to early childhood learning centers for ages 0-5. Some organizations provide resources tailored to this age group. The Association for Supportive Childcare for childcare resources, training and education for families and childcare providers. In addition, the Child Care Resource & Referral assists in matching families and childcare providers. Arizona also has various statewide programs to improve early childhood education.

The Flagstaff Unified School District has approximately 11,000 students and employs almost 800 teachers, counselors, librarians and administrators. Since it’s inception in 1883, the FUSD has sought to provide the highest quality education possible.

Flagstaff also has a number of top-rated charter, religious and private schools to choose from. In fact, 3 of the top 10 high schools in the state are here in Flagstaff. Some are free, open-enrollment system – however, others require applications and tuition.

Higher Education
Northern Arizona University (NAU) serves a student population of nearly 19,000 students at its main campus – and about 7,000 students at distance-learning sites throughout Arizona. NAU focuses on providing quality undergraduate education – particularly in the fields of education, health professions, business and engineering – at an affordable price. NAU also offers a diverse range of graduate programs and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Coconino Community College (CCC) has been in existence for over two decades and offers affordable tuition for a diverse range of program certificates; and occupational/technical degrees. The college enrolls students from Flagstaff, Grand Cayon, Page/Lake Powell, Williams, Fredonia and the Navajo Reservation. CCC offers a university transfer program, career-path and technical programs, continuing education, and a wide range of non-credit courses for community members. Currently there are 10,000 students enrolled at CCC.