College Profile: University of Phoenix - Columbia
University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
The University aims to facilitate cognitive and affective student learning--knowledge, skills, and values -- and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's work place. We develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success. Our instruction bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
Ultimately, the University strives to be organized to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working adult.