Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College

Founded in 1963, Mesa Community College, or MCC, is the largest of the community colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. It is located in Mesa, Arizona. The college enrolls more than 20,000 full and part-time students every year. MCC is comprised of two full service campuses as well as other branch campuses.

Mesa Community College offers transfer associate's degrees in science, arts, business, transfer partnership, general studies and the Arizona general education core (AGEC). MCC also offers over 100 associate's degrees in applied science and certificates of completion in various fields of professional study.

The sports teams of the college are nicknamed the Thunderbirds.

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Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa , AZ 85202
General Phone: (602) 461-7000

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Mesa Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts941liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, library assistant, economics, geography, sociology
Art Studies598art studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine479EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management176business, business management, logistics, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, finance, banking, organizational behavior, ...
Science111biotechnology, natural sciences, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement106criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Design72design and visual communication, interior design
Engineering Technician50electronics tech, electromechanical tech, robotics tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, drafting and design tech
Mechanics and Repair49automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Education and Teaching36education, adult education, elementary school teaching, teacher aide, education courses
Music29music, music management, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer applications programming, computer programming courses, systems analyst, web design, computer networking, computer support
Funeral and Mortuary Science21funeral and mortuary
Photography and Commercial Art19commercial art, commercial photography
Medical Support and Technology16dental hygienist
Transportation11construction equipment operation
Family and Social Work11food and nutrition, child development, child care management, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation studies, exercise science
Production Trades7machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, horticultural business
Animal Science and Care5animal husbandry
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Fine Arts2fine arts
Construction Trades2apparel and textile manufacture
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medicine0public health courses
Medical Administration0community health
Architecture and Planning0interior architecture
Cooking and Culinary Arts0personal and culinary services
Law0legal research
Engineering0various engineering courses
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural supply
Media0public relations, communication and journalism, communications tech courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,63978
Award of less than 1 academic year19151
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years95734
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years02

Mesa Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mesa Community College had a total enrollment of 24,470 students (13,653 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 5%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 5%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)6%
State unknown1%

Mesa Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 33 %

Mesa Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Mesa, 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.

Mesa 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:
Mesa Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107700)

Mesa 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 year152$77,596188$75,253
All faculty totalacademic year152$77,596188$75,253

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

Mesa Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports41822

Mesa Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Organizational Behavior Studies
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Public Health, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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checked Open admission
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
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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