Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 16,948 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 16,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Mesa Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,049 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mesa Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,049 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mesa Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Mesa Community College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,948 students
4,392 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,975 students
1,301 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,973 students
3,091 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
115 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,975 students
1,301 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,973 students
3,652 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
25%
34%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
53%
45%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
18%
20%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,100
$32,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,106. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is less than the state average of $7,957. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,046
$3,106
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,830
$7,957
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Tuition Notes
$71 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
63%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mesa Community College cost?
Mesa Community College's tuition is approximately $2,046 for In-State students and $7,830 for Out-State students.
What is Mesa Community College's ranking?
Mesa Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arizona for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 16,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,046
  • Out-state tuition: $7,830
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Maricopa County, AZ public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,977 per year for in-state students and $8,154 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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