Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Tel: (480)461-7000
23,678 students
Public institution
The mission of Mesa Community College is to promote excellence in teaching and learning, preparing individuals for active citizenship in a diverse global society. The college is a community resource for transfer education, career preparation, developmental education, economic development, and continuous learning. Our ultimate purpose is to improve the quality of life in the community we serve.
School Highlights:
Mesa Community College serves 23,678 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is lower than the community college average of 41:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Mesa Community College is one of 31 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 641 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
College Mesa Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 641 staff
61 staff
Mesa Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 23,678 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,678 students 1,296 students
Mesa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Mesa Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,572 students
814 students
Mesa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 16,106 students
1,040 students
Mesa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Mesa Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mesa Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Mesa Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Mesa Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Mesa Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Mesa Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Mesa Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Mesa Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Mesa Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Mesa Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.68
Mesa Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,974 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,758 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,974 $5,660
Mesa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,758 $10,250
Mesa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Mesa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Please visit to self-serve and submit your online application to Mesa Community College

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pima Medical Institute-Mesa
    Private for-profit
    1,135 students | 0.30 Mi957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa, AZ 85202
  • 1,459 students | 3.30 Mi1100 East Apache Blvd
    Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 170 students | 4.30 Mi2031 N. Arizona Ave. Suite 2
    Chandler, AZ 85225
  • 418 students | 5.40 Mi1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Collins College
    Private for-profit
    310 students | 5.40 Mi4750 S 44th Place
    Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Did You Know?
For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,945 per year for in-state students and $8,765 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,580 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.