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 20,351 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,049 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Mesa Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,049 staff202 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Mesa Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Mesa Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment20,351 students5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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# Full-Time Students6,121 students1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students14,230 students4,265 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
4%
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
32%
36%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
47%
43%
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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 Score0.670.68
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College Completion Rate
16%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$32,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is less than the state average of $3,368. 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 $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,046$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,830$8,322
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Tuition Notes$71 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,750
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Source: 2020 (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
  • 856 students | 0.80 Mi957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 644-0267
    0.80856
  • 1,013 students | 3.70 Mi1538 E. Southern Ave
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 994-9244
    3.701,013
  • 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
  • 478 students | 5.70 Mi1140-1150 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 545-8755
    5.70478
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For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,368 per year for in-state students and $8,322 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arizona is CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.