The Yuma area has 9 high schools: Yuma Union High School, Kofa High School, Cibola High School, Gila Ridge High School, Yuma Catholic High School and Calvary Baptist School, as well as the San Luis area San Luis High School. Yuma also has two special program and charter high schools: Vista High School and YPIC Charter High School as well as schools for higher education.
Yuma has two main elementary school districts, District One and Crane District, which include elementary schools as well as junior high schools.
The Yuma area also offers opportunities for high education with a two year community college, a university branch campus and several other programs
Yuma Union High School District
Yuma Union High School District serves the parents and students of Yuma, Arizona and the surrounding area. Yuma Union High School District oversees the operation of six high schools with a total student population of over 10,000 high school students. It covers the western part of Yuma County from the Gila Mountains west and south to the international boarder. High schools include Cibola High School, Gila Ridge High School, Kofa High School, San Luis High School, Vista Alternative High School and Yuma Union High School. Students from the Crane, Gadsden, Somerton and Yuma elementary school districts attend Yuma Union High School District schools after eighth grade.
Antelope High School District
The Antelope Union High School District covers the remainder of Yuma County. Students from the Hyder, Mohawk Valley and Wellton elementary school districts attend Antelope High School after eight grade. Elementary schools that feed into Yuma Union High School District include Crane Elementary School District, Yuma Elementary School District, Gadsden Elementary School District, Somerton Elementary School District, and area private schools.
Crane School District
Crane Schools, established in 1899, is a progressive district in Yuma County, Arizona. The district is comprised primarily of homes and extensive farmland. It covers 44 square miles of southwest Yuma County and serves an estimated population of 30,000. Crane Schools is committed to providing quality education for over 6,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. There are six K-6 schools, one K-3 school, one 4-6 school, and two middle schools in the district. The district curriculum stresses the basic skills of reading, language arts and mathematics. The program systematically challenges all students by establishing clear expectations of performance. The Crane Schools fosters literacy for all family members. Learning to read and write is critical to the success of all family members, children and parents alike.
Yuma School District One
Yuma School District One is the largest elementary school district in Yuma County, with a population of over 10,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students and over 1,300 employees. The District operates thirteen elementary, three junior high and two middle schools, and has been experiencing a growth rate of over two percent each year. A rich cultural heritage of Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American influences, coupled with a large number of military families and winter visitors from throughout the nation, has enriched the district with a diverse student population representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Arizona Western College
Arizona Western College has it’s main just seven miles from Yuma. There are also branch centers in San Luis, Somerton and Yuma. AWC offers two-year Associate Degrees of Arts (A.A.) and Applied Science (A.A.S.) along with vocational certificates. Most AWC courses are university parallel for the convenience of transfer students.
Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University shares a campus with Arizona Western College and offers bachelor's and graduate programs in southwest Arizona. Currently NAU offers about 20 bachelor's and 10 graduate programs in Yuma by using resident faculty and state-of-the-art distance learning technologies such as web and interactive television courses. In the bachelors program, AWC provides the freshman and sophomore courses and NAU provides the junior and senior courses.
The University of Arizona
The University of Arizona also has a presence on the Arizona Western College campus. Through a cooperative program with AWC and NAU, the University of Arizona offers a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems management
The University of Phoenix offers programs for the busy professional to complete a bachelor's or master's degree with five or six week courses, one night a week