Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus

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Arizona State University
Downtown Phoenix campus
Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus.svg
PresidentMichael M. Crow
Students11,503 (Fall 2009)[1]
Location, ,

33°27′13.31″N 112°4′25.71″W / 33.4536972°N 112.0738083°W / 33.4536972; -112.0738083Coordinates: 33°27′13.31″N 112°4′25.71″W / 33.4536972°N 112.0738083°W / 33.4536972; -112.0738083
Downtown Phoenix: 27.57 acres (11.16 ha)[2]

Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus is one of four campuses of Arizona State University. It is commonly referred to as ASU Downtown. The campus, distinguished by its name, is located in the downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona.

The school was built in line with ASU President Michael M. Crow's "One University, Many Places" initiative and was built with cooperation from the state of Arizona and local governments.


The campus is located in the downtown area of Phoenix, in an area bound by Van Buren Street, Fillmore Street, 1st Avenue, and 7th Street. Classes began there in August 2006 with students from the College of Public Programs and College of Nursing attending classes there (in renovated existing office buildings adjacent to Arizona Center).


Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication[edit]

ASU Downtown Campus School of Journalism building

In 2008, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication moved to ASU Downtown, with the headquarters and studios of KAET (the PBS member affiliate for the greater Phoenix area, operated by ASU) moving to ASU Downtown in 2009.

College of Public Service and Community Solutions[edit]

In 2006, the College of Public Programs relocated from Wilson Hall on the university’s Tempe campus to Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. On January 1, 2015, The College of Public Programs officially renamed itself to the College of Public Service & Community Solutions.[3] The College of Public Service and Community Solutions offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees and is organized into four schools and 17 research centers.[4] The programs are divided between the School of Social Work, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Affairs and the School of Community Resources and Development.[5] The college also houses a number of distinguished divisions and research centers, including the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation,[6] the Morrison Institute for Public Policy[7] and the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center.[8]

College of Nursing & Health Innovation[edit]

Health North building on the ASU Downtown Campus

In August 2006, the College of Nursing & Health Innovation moved to the new Downtown Phoenix Campus. The new building, previously called Park Place, was a 1980s-era office building, and was extensively renovated to meet education and research requirements. An additional building adjacent to the new college building houses the ASU Health Center and Academy for Continuing Education.[9]

College of Health Solutions[edit]

The College of Health Solutions was formed in 2012 to help ASU marshal its resources to solve the national problem of poor health outcomes achieved at unsustainably high costs. The goals of the college, in step with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim, are to simultaneously improve the patient care experience, improve the health of the population, and reduce per capita health care costs while improving health outcomes. The College of Health Solutions houses the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Doctor of Behavioral Health, and Health Solutions Executive Education. The college also has a presence on the ASU Tempe, West, and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as online, and works closely with its industry and community partners.[10]

College of Letters and Sciences[edit]

The College of Letters and Sciences is based on Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus and offers the liberal arts core curriculum for the campus, as well as bachelor's degree programs in Communication, General Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Instruction ranges from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. It also collaborates with other colleges and schools such as College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The College also has a presence on the ASU Tempe, Polytechnic, and Online campuses.[11]

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law[edit]

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of law has relocated to the Downtown Phoenix Campus. The university plans to establish the Arizona Center for Law and Society in 2016.[12]

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College[edit]

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, offers programs leading to the B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. in many fields, such as early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, special education, and educational administration/supervision. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College administers teacher education programs across all four campuses of the university.[13] making it among the largest higher education teacher preparation programs in the United States.

Graduate College[edit]

The Graduate College administers graduate programs on all four ASU campuses.

Barrett, The Honors College[edit]

Barrett, The Honors College provides academically-intensive programs and courses for undergraduate students meeting select criteria.[14] Barrett's programs are offered to students across all four ASU campuses.

University College[edit]

The University College offers general-studies programs and exploratory programs for undergraduate students who have not declared a formal major.[15]

Residence Halls[edit]

Taylor Place dorms at the ASU Downtown Campus
  • Taylor Place


  1. ^ "ASU Fall Headcount Enrollment" (PDF).
  2. ^ ASU University Office of Institutional Analysis. September 24, 2008.
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  12. ^ Scott, Eugene (2012-11-08). "ASU eyes 2016 Phoenix move for law school". Retrieved 2014-07-08.
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