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 22,711 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Mesa Community College is one of 25 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college to Mesa Community College is Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (0.3 miles away).

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 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty594 staff66 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Mesa Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mesa Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment22,711 students6,476 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:139:1
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# Full-Time Students7,272 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students15,439 students5,140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
27%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
62%
52%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.65
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College Completion Rate
14%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$31,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$1,830
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$7,111
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Tuition Notes$71 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,022
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Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pima Medical Institute-Mesa
    Private, for profit
    1,038 students | 0.30 Mi957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa AZ  85202
    (480)644-0267
    0.301,038
  • 986 students | 3.30 Mi1100 East Apache Blvd
    Tempe AZ  85281
    (480)994-9244
    3.30986
  • 154 students | 4.30 Mi2031 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 2
    Chandler AZ  85225
    (800)342-7342
    4.30154
  • Brookline College-Tempe
    Private, for profit
    418 students | 5.40 Mi1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe AZ  85281
    (480)545-8755
    5.40418
  • Lamson College
    Private, for profit
    12 students | 5.60 Mi875 W. Elliot Road Suite 206
    Tempe AZ  85284
    (480)898-7000
    5.6012
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