Michael Bluth attends the online college University of Phoenix. In Arrested Development the university's mascot is the Tiger Icons.
In 2011 after the second collapse of the Michael B. Company Michael enrolls at the University of Phoenix while living in his son George Michael's dorm room at the University of California - Irvine. (4x1 — "Flight of the Phoenix") Ron Howard later tells Michael "I go to Phoenix" and Michael thinks he is referring to the online college
- Phoenix.edu — Real-world University of Phoenix home page.