It’s no secret that tuition at ASU Havasu is a bargain compared to other Arizona four-year schools. The cost was $6,904 for the 2018-19 school year.
According to Arizona Business Daily, an online media source, ASU Havasu was the second-best tuition deal in Arizona, bested only by Diné College. That school is a four-year, tribally-controlled college serving the Navajo Nation. The ranking was derived from reports submitted by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.
ASU Havasu’s Campus Director Raymond Van Der Reit wasn’t surprised that the local school was a perfect fit for cost-conscious students and their families.
“ASU Havasu has been one of the lowest tuition campuses in Arizona since its inception in 2012,” Van Der Riet said. “The campus now offers 18 four-year degrees. Our tuition has also proven attractive for out-of-state and international students.”
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year bears out Van Der Reit’s claim. ASU Havasu welcomed 14 new international students from nine countries — Vietnam, Russia, China, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Mongolia. For the 2018-2019 school year, there were three.
The local campus has 139 students, a bit lower than last year. Van Der Reit pointed out that the school graduated 31 students in May, a high for ASU Havasu. The school is an extension of the Arizona State University system.
“We brought in 54 students this fall that are new to the campus. That’s a bit higher than last year,” Van Der Reit said.
In a related finding, Arizona Business Daily analyzed two-year colleges and universities in the U.S. It reported that state residents enrolled at Arizona institutions of higher learning face among the lowest cost to attend two-year in-state schools in the nation, according to an analysis of federal data.
The online report rated Mohave Community College at 133 out of 200 listed. It noted that tuition was $2,112 for the 2018-19 school year.