I've been attending University of Phoenix for six months and will have my associate's degree in April, 2010. That's less than 18 months. By the same token, I'll have my bachelor's degree before the end of 2011. Most colleges and universities require students to spend two years getting an associate's degree and four years for a bachelor's degree. Not University of Phoenix! The University of Phoenix is structured for students who either don't want to attend a brick-and-mortar institution or don't have the means to attend such an institution. I always tell my friends and family that I can (and often do) attend college in my pajamas. These classes are structured in such a way that I receive individual one-on-one instruction from my teachers. At the same time, I have daily contact with the other members of my classes. While we don't get face-time with each other, we still feel as though we know each other. There are many opinions and discussions in our classes.