Workforce and Talent Pipeline


  • More than 1 million workers within a 30-minute commute
  • Local population with 44 percent of adult residents possessing a bachelor's degree
  • Continuous influx of highly qualified graduates from area colleges and universities
Educational Attainment









Data Source: ESRI Business Analyst (2019)


Talent Pipeline

  • 40+ regional universities and other institutions of higher learning
  • Arizona State University, the nation's largest public university
  • University of Arizona, with an expanding presence in Greater Phoenix
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, serving 265,000 students annually

Higher Education Demand Survey

The City of Chandler is conducting a brief survey to assess demand for additional higher education programming in Chandler. Your feedback will help determine if there is sufficient interest to introduce new courses and degree programs in our community over the coming years. Your responses are completely anonymous and results will be reported in aggregate form only. The survey will take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for providing this important feedback

Take Survey

Year ASU Enrollment UA Enrollment
2018 111,249 45,217
2017 103,530 44,831
2016 98,146 43,625
2015 91,322 43,088

Data Sources: Arizona State University, University of Arizona

Workforce Development

  • Access to interns through programs offered by Arizona State University and University of Arizona
  • Opportunity for customized workforce training curriculum at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Recruitment support through City-sponsored career fairs in partnership with Arizona@Work

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