Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Mesa Community College is a two-year, public institution located in Mesa, Ariz., that has two campuses and five affiliate locations. MCC serves more than 40,000 students each year, and is the largest of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). The college’s core values include the following: individuals and community, innovation, integrity, learning, and service excellence. MCC aims to serve its diverse student body by providing tutoring services, including group, one-on-one, and online tutoring, to help its students succeed in their courses. In addition, MCC offers distance education for added flexibility. Degree programs include both career training programs and transfer programs that prepare students to transition into a four-year program at a university.

Programs Offered

Mesa Community College offers a wide variety of associate degree and certificate programs to suit almost any academic or career interest. Programs are available in applied sciences and technology, education studies, nursing, philosophy and religious studies, business and information systems, exercise science, world languages, and more. Many programs prepare students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, with careers including audio production, automation technology, EMT-Basic training, construction drafting, dental hygiene, electronics technology, and more. MCC offers distance education through its eLearning program, and online courses are delivered through a learning management system called Canvas. More than 500 classes are offered through Internet courses, hybrid courses, and web-enhanced courses, depending on the level of face-to-face interaction and flexibility the student needs.


Mesa Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, since 1967. MCC’s programs in funeral service education, dental assisting, dental hygiene, and nursing also hold specialized accreditation from various accrediting bodies, which students can verify on College Navigator.


Mesa Community College has an open admissions policy, which means anyone can enroll in the college’s programs as long as they are a high school graduate (or have a GED), are at least 18 years old, and demonstrate an ability to be successful in college. Transfer students in good standing who have completed work at another accredited institution of higher learning are also eligible, according to the MCC website. MCC makes its admissions process simple by asking students to fill out an online student information form, after which they will receive an eight-digit student ID. This concludes the admissions process, after which students apply for financial aid, take placement tests, receive advising, and register for classes and orientation. MCC adheres to residency and citizenship requirements under Arizona Proposition 300, which stipulates that college students who are not U.S. citizens or who are in the country illegally must pay out-of-state tuition and are ineligible for state financial assistance.


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