In 1979, Brookline College was founded as the Arizona Institute of Business and Technology. Over time, the institute earned accreditation, earned junior college status, and finally earned senior college status in 2001, becoming authorized to offer bachelor’s degrees. The college took on its current name in June 2009. Today, Brookline College specializes in offering career and technical education to busy students by offering flexible morning, evening, weekend, and online courses. To help students become prepared for the workforce more quickly, Brookline College offers programs that students can move through at a faster pace. The college offers programs through three campuses in Arizona (at Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson) and also campuses in Albuquerque and Oklahoma City. In addition, Brookline College offers a wide range of degree programs online.
Brookline College Online offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and diploma programs fully online in areas of business, legal studies, and healthcare. Business students can earn degrees in general business, management, or accounting. Legal studies students can choose from degrees in criminal justice, digital forensics and investigation, and paralegal studies, or even pursue the college’s newest offerings in criminal justice and cyber security, and criminal justice and intelligence analysis. Brookline College Online offers one Master of Science degree in nursing education, a new program for nurses who wish to teach at the college level and help meet the critical need for nurse educators. Finally, the college offers an associate degree in healthcare administration and a diploma program in medical insurance billing and coding.
Brookline College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The Phoenix and Tucson campuses have held this accreditation since 1982, the Tempe campus has held this accreditation since 1989, the Albuquerque campus has held this accreditation since 2002, and the Oklahoma City campus has been accredited by the Council on Occupational Education since 2005.
To apply for admission, prospective students in Arizona must either be 18 years old, or be 17 and 6 months old with parental approval. New Mexico applicants will need to meet similar age requirements and have a high school diploma. Oklahoma applicants must sit for an admissions interview as well. Beyond this, programs have different admissions requirements based on degree level and area of study. Some programs will require a background check, immunizations, or prerequisites, and students are encouraged to contact an admissions representative to make sure they know all the requirements for their particular program. Applicants for the Master of Science in Nursing Education program, for instance, will need to possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a current registered nursing license.
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
(602) 242-6265 (Phoenix campus)
1-800-717-5413 (general line for Brookline College)