Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College, also referred to as EMCC, is a public, coeducational, community college located in Avondale, Arizona, United States. It was established in 1992. The College grants admission to more than 12,000 students annually.

The academic divisions of the College include the following:

  • Instructional Computing
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library
  • Nursing Program
  • Occupational Education
  • Science and Math

The sports teams of the College are called the Lions. The official mascot is the Mountain Lion. The College boasts of a state-of-the-art fitness center that helps students stay in shape. The college's Wellness Program helps students improve their health through its many sports and recreational programs.

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Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale , AZ 85323-1000
General Phone: (623) 935-8000

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Estrella Mountain Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts233liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Art Studies180art studies
Business and Management155business, business management, business administration, accounting, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, business and related services
Computer Science and Engineering55computer and info science, computer applications programming, computer product certification, systems analyst, computer networking, system administration, network management, computer services management, computer support ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching39education, adult education, elementary school teaching, education courses
Science36natural sciences, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Cooking and Culinary Arts17chef training, personal and culinary services
Medical Support and Technology12speech pathology
Family and Social Work5social work
Office and Administration4administrative assistant, office data entry
Hospitality3hotel management
Therapy and Counseling3psychology
Engineering Technician0energy systems tech
Mechanics and Repair0computer repair

Number of programs and degrees for Estrella Mountain Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree44531
Award of less than 1 academic year7917
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years27713

Estrella Mountain Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Estrella Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 5,973 students (3,087 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 8%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 25%
20-21 13%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Estrella Mountain Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 36 %

Estrella Mountain Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Avondale, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Estrella Mountain Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,894
Books and supplies $ 1,120

Financial Aid:
Estrella Mountain Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3156300)

Estrella Mountain Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year32$73,89746$72,218
All faculty totalacademic year32$73,89746$72,218

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Estrella Mountain Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (air force)

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