FINANCIAL AID RATE73%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO22:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE74
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$3,390
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Mesa Community College
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ
Mesa Community College (MCC) is a two-year college located in Mesa, Arizona, which is located in the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. It is one of 10 colleges that make up the Maricopa Community College District in the Phoenix metropolitan area. MCC offers numerous programs of study for associate's degrees, transfer to four-year universities for completion of bachelor's degrees, career training and service. Its Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with opportunities to improve classroom instruction and develop professionally.
Mesa Community College was founded as Phoenix Junior College in 1920. It had 15 enrolled students in its first year. In 1960, countywide junior college districts were established, and in 1962, Arizona voters created the Maricopa County Junior College District. The three original extensions of this junior college district held classes in church buildings around Phoenix. In 1966, a 160-acre campus for the recently renamed Mesa Community College was opened at Southern and Dobson roads. Enrollment increased significantly, and the school continued to grow and develop its curriculum and programs.
The academic calendar for Mesa Community College follows the semester system with fall and spring semesters and a summer session.
Colleges and Schools
Mesa Community College divides its academic units into Academic Departments, rather than into colleges and schools. The Academic Departments for Mesa Community College are:
- Administration of Justice
- Applied Sciences and Technology
- Art & Photography
- Business and Information Systems
- Communication, Theatre Arts and Film
- Cultural Sciences
- Education Studies
- Exercise Science
- Fire Science/EMT
- Life Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Psychological Science
- Social Science
- World Languages
Students at Mesa Community College have many opportunities to get involved on campus. There are programs for community services and leadership, as well as many student clubs and organizations that foster the development of interpersonal skills. Groups and activities on campus include student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Chicano de Aztlan, an Amateur Radio Club, the American Society of Interior Designers, a Biotechnology Club, music ensembles, an award-winning student-run newspaper, and intramural athletics, among others. Students may also elect to form their own club or organization.
The "Thunderbirds" athletics program at Mesa Community College competes in most intercollegiate major team sports for men and women, including:
- Cheer and Spirit Line
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Cheer and Spirit Line
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Mesa Community College has two primary campuses - MCC at Southern and Dobson and MCC at Red Mountain. It also has learning sites at its Downtown Center, Banner Boswell Center, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Center. MCC also offers Internet courses through its MCC eLearning branch for distance learning.
MCC is committed to serving the community through active partnerships with community businesses and organizations. MCC partners with the City of Mesa and the United Way, among others. It also sponsors an organization of local community leaders and school administrators called the Commission on Excellence in Education.
The Mesa-East Valley Rose Society maintains the MCC Rose Garden and includes many community members. Several community service programs are offered through MCC including New Frontiers for older adults, and the Water Watchers Drowning Awareness Program. MCC's annual "Artwalk - Art on Campus" program showcases the work of both student and community artists.
MCC has an active alumni association that encourages alumni to stay connected with the college and involved with its community initiatives.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Mesa Community College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
- Out-of-State: $7,800-$9,389
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $85-$100 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $330-$390 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,269|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$3,396|
Academics & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Mesa Community College may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mesa Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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