Mesa Community College

  • 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 20,387 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is same as the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Top Placements

Mesa Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 594 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mesa Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty594 staff99 staff
This chart display total faculty of Mesa Community College and community college average number of faculty in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Mesa Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Mesa Community College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment20,387 students5,284 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Mesa Community College and community college average number of enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio34:134:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Mesa Community College and community college average student staff ratio of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students6,171 students1,227 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Mesa Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students14,216 students4,057 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Mesa Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Mesa Community College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AZ.
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
28%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
48%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of White community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Mesa Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mesa Community College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.680.70
This chart display the diversity score of Mesa Community College and the community college average diversity score of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
16%
22%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Mesa Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$31,100
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Mesa Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AZ by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,835. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,133. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$1,835
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Mesa Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$7,133
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Mesa Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Tuition Notes$71 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%77%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Mesa Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$8,725$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mesa Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,399$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mesa Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Mesa Community College is Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (0.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pima Medical Institute-Mesa
    Private for-profit
    708 students | 0.80 Mi957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa AZ  85202
    (480) 644-0267
    0.80708
  • 903 students | 3.70 Mi1100 East Apache Blvd
    Tempe AZ  85281
    (480) 994-9244
    3.70903
  • Lamson College
    Private, for profit
    12 students | 5.50 Mi875 W. Elliot Road Suite 206
    Tempe AZ  85284
    (480) 898-7000
    5.5012
  • n/a students | 5.50 Mi875 W Elliot Rd #126
    Tempe AZ  85284
    (480) 834-1000
    5.50n/a
  • Brookline College-Tempe
    Private for-profit
    373 students | 5.70 Mi1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe AZ  85281
    (480) 545-8755
    5.70373
Recent Articles
College is expensive enough without the added cost of medical school on top of it. If you're on a pre-med track, consider taking some of your prerequisites at community college. Keep reading to learn more.
Can pre-teens enroll in community college? A 12-year-old in Florida recently went to court when the local community college wouldn’t allow her to dual-enroll because she was too young. In California, a child prodigy is about to graduate from UCLA after starting at community college at the age of eight.
Explore a proposal by the governor of Massachusetts to coordinate the state’s 15 community colleges. There are strong feelings on both sides of the issue to consider.
Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,835 per year for in-state students and $7,133 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,066 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Brookline College-Phoenix. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.