Mesa Community College

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School Overview

Mesa Community College (MCC) is located in Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. Founded in 1963, MCC is the largest institution in the Maripoca County Community College District and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. Originally part of Phoenix College, the school became independent in 1965.

Many students begin their college careers at MCC and transfer credits to a four-year university. MCC transfers more students to Arizona State University than almost any other school. Students may also pursue a variety of professional training programs that provide real-world career skills.

MCC offers over 200 Associate’s degrees, as well as certification programs. Fields of study include engineering, business, nursing, computer science, electronics, dental hygiene, bio-technology and more. In addition to on-campus courses, MCC also offers online classes and hybrid programs.

MCC also provides lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages through the Community Education program, which provides non-credit classes in technology, personal development, fitness and various areas of art.

General Information

Admission Office

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85202

(480) 461-7000

Fax: (480) 461-7805


Director of Admissions
Main Address

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85202

(480) 461-7000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,660


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

General education requirements and 2.5 GPA required for nursing, mortuary science, and fire academy programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Horticultural Services A
Landscaping A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Interior Design A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business Administration/Management A
Fashion Merchandising A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C

Library Science

Library Assistance A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair 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.

Mesa Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (480) 461-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 20,351
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,909 (63% 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: 71%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,488

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

Mesa Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mesa Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 62
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1910
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 53
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 126
Construction Trades 11
Education 83
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 85
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 64
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 73
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 62
Physical Sciences 51
Precision Production 52
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 51
Visual and Performing Arts 188
Grand total 13359

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mesa 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 1,041 71%
Grant or scholarship aid 947 64% $4,488
Student loan aid 186 13% $3,344

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,384 36% $3,410
Federal student loans 2,366 12% $3,732

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mesa 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 Mesa 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

Mesa Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 20,351
Undergraduate enrollment 20,351
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

Mesa 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
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*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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