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 Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College - Avondale, AZ

3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000

General information:(623)935-8000
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:8,243( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,734 $1,734 $1,854 -6%
Out-of-state $7,518 $7,518 $7,638 -2%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,000 $1,200 -17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,352 $8,388 $7,272 13%
Other $5,544 $5,940 $5,148 13%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,544 $5,940 $5,148 15%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,934 $2,734 $3,054 -33%
Off Campus $16,830 $17,062 $15,474 13%
Off Campus with Family $8,478 $8,674 $8,202 0%
On Campus $8,718 $8,518 $8,838 0%
Off Campus $22,614 $22,846 $21,258 5%
Off Campus with Family $14,262 $14,458 $13,986 8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,824
In-state fees $30
Out-of-state tuition $7,608
Out-of-state fees $30
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 635 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 565 70% $2,441,477 $4,321
Federal grants 475 58% $2,111,254 $4,445
Pell grants 475 58% $2,088,416 $4,397
Other federal grants 40 5% $22,838 $571
State/local government grant or scholarships 3 0% $1,500 $500
Institutional grants or scholarships 240 30% $328,723 $1,370
Student loan aid 201 25% $788,920 $3,925
Federal student loans 201 25% $788,920 $3,925
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,862 48% $13,043,094 $3,377
Pell grants 3,258 40% $11,350,703 $3,484
Federal student loans 1,941 24% $9,319,518 $4,801


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,811 $7,493 $7,377
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,570 $6,177 $6,246
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,786 $7,367 $7,225
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,930 $9,433 $9,123
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,998 $10,922 $11,428
$110,001 and more $11,123 $11,141 $10,930

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,243
Undergraduate enrollment 8,243
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 856
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/19/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1997 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1966 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 240
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate19.1%
Number in default118
Number in repayment617

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03156300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0--
Category total0--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0--
Banking and Financial Support Services-00
Business Administration and Management, General3151-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Business/Commerce, General--55
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry33-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-00
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-01
Organizational Behavior Studies-28-
Small Business Administration/Management21--
Category total558256
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification3--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst01-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications31266
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance00-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0--
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager--0
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0-0
Category total34276
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector0--
Category total0--
Education Colleges
Community College Education0--
Education, Other-1-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented0--
Elementary Education and Teaching-20-
Teacher Assistant/Aide-0-
Category total021-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology00-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-6-
Category total06-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--5
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide0--
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician00-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-59-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-813
Category total06718
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies121821
Fire Science/Fire-fighting00-
Category total121821
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-88-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-289-
Category total-377-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician0--
Category total0--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Natural Sciences--46
Category total--46
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0--
Category total0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0-0
Category total0-0
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef6--
Culinary Arts/Chef Training244
Category total844
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-46-
Category total-46-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-1-
Category total-1-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General--300
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Visual and Performing Arts, General0--
Category total0-300
Grand total109649451