Estrella Mountain Community College

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School Overview

Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the oldest and largest community college districts in the United States. Located in Maricopa County in Arizona, the college offers associates degree programs in areas such as arts and communications, education, business, healthcare and wellness, and more.

There are three campuses that offer education programs at Estrella Mountain Community College. The main campus is located in Avondale, the EMCC Buckeye Education Center and the West-MEC Southwest Campus are located in Buckeye.

General Information

Admission Office

3000 North Dysart Road

Avondale, AZ 85392-1010

(623) 935-8000

Fax: (623) 935-8870

Contact: Frank Amparo

Director of Admission and Records
Main Address

3000 North Dysart Road

Avondale, AZ 85392

(623) 935-8000

Total undergrads: 5,973

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 460

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,156


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $5

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Organizational Behavior Studies A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification A,C
Data Entry Applications A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Design C


Education – General A
Secondary Education A
Teacher Assistance A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Work/Family Studies C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Estrella Mountain Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (623) 935-8000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392-1000
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,120
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,514 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,070
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,854
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,713

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Estrella Mountain Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Estrella Mountain Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 108
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 126
Education 53
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 35
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 73
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 61
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Physical Sciences 55
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 55
Visual and Performing Arts 75
Grand total 8554

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Estrella Mountain Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,070
Out-of-state $7,854
Books and supplies $1,464

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 734 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 649 67% $4,713
Student loan aid 154 16% $3,306

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,430 44% $3,527
Federal student loans 1,282 13% $3,685

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Estrella Mountain Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Estrella Mountain Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Estrella Mountain Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 10,120
Undergraduate enrollment 10,120
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Estrella Mountain Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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