Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa
AZ, 85202
Tel: (480)461-7000
25,024 students
Public institution

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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 25,024 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Mesa Community College is one of 34 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mesa Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 25,024 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
25,024 students
1,287 students
Mesa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,114 students
832 students
Mesa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 16,910 students
1,021 students
Mesa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mesa Community College sch enrollment Mesa Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Mesa Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
16%
7%
Mesa Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Mesa Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
66%
Mesa Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Mesa Community College More (2010-2012)
Mesa Community College sch ethnicity Mesa Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.47 0.45
Mesa Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,854 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,638 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,854 $5,845
Mesa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,638 $10,047
Mesa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Please visit my.maricopa.edu to self-serve and submit your online application to Mesa Community College

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Did You Know?
For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,361 per year for in-state students and $9,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,871 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Maricopa County, AZ is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is International institute of the americas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.