- University of Arizona: established in 1885; the second largest university in the state in terms of enrollment with over 36,000 students.
- Pima Community College has six campuses.
- University of Phoenix has four Tucson campuses.
- Prescott College has a Tucson branch campus.
- Northern Arizona University has a Tucson branch campus.
- Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
Tucson several private schools:
- Tucson Hebrew Academy, which has been awarded Blue Ribbon School of Excellence status.
- Satori Charter School
- Fenster School, a boarding and day school
- Salpointe Catholic Catholic highschool
- St. Gregory College Preparatory School
- BASIS Charter School, a nationally ranked high school.
- Satori Charter School, an excelling school since 2005.
Primary and secondary public education
Primarily, students of the Tucson area attend public schools in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). TUSD has the second highest enrollment of any school district in Arizona, behind Mesa Unified School District in the Phoenix metropolitan area. There are many publicly funded charter schools with a specialized curriculum.
|Amphitheater Public Schools||Serves segments of the North Side, Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, and the communities of Oro Valley, eastern Tortolita and Catalina northwest of the city.|
|Catalina Foothills Unified School District||Serves segments of the upper Catalina Foothills north of the city.|
|Flowing Wells Unified School District||Serves segments of the North Side and the Northwest Side along I-10.|
|Marana Unified School District||Serves the town of Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley and western Tortolita northwest of the city.|
|Sahuarita Unified School District||Located south of the city and serves Sahuarita and Arivaca.|
|Sunnyside Unified School District||Serves the far South Side and segments of the Southwest Side.|
|Tanque Verde Unified School District||Serves the far Northeast Side, including the community of Tanque Verde.|
|Tucson Unified School District||Encompasses the central Tucson valley, including the lower Catalina Foothills and segments of the Tanque Verde Valley. As the largest school district in Tucson in terms of enrollment, TUSD has 115 schools serving grades K–12.|
|Vail School District||Serves the far Southeast Side, including the community of Vail.|