- 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.
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 (2023)
- 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)
Mesa Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:
The teacher population of 1,049 teachers has grown by 76% over five years.
Mesa Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Mesa Community College has declined by 17% 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.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $2,046 is more than the state average of $1,844. 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 $7,206. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
$71 per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
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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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