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 Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College - Mesa, AZ

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

General information:(480)461-7000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:25,695( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
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 1,690 70% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,436 59% $5,945,729 $4,140
Federal grants 1,195 49% $5,337,246 $4,466
Pell grants 1,195 49% $5,293,040 $4,429
Other federal grants 57 2% $44,206 $776
State/local government grant or scholarships 38 2% $36,500 $961
Institutional grants or scholarships 324 13% $571,983 $1,765
Student loan aid 503 21% $2,216,898 $4,407
Federal student loans 499 21% $2,194,898 $4,399
Other student loans 5 0% $22,000 $4,400
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 10,612 40% $36,649,038 $3,454
Pell grants 8,890 34% $32,065,553 $3,607
Federal student loans 5,687 22% $28,940,011 $5,089


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 $9,090 $8,564 $8,661
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 $8,293 $7,585 $7,811
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,355 $8,830 $8,805
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,213 $11,099 $10,709
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,235 $12,672 $12,723
$110,001 and more $12,297 $12,603 $12,527

• 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 25,695
Undergraduate enrollment 25,695
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,360
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, 31 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1313
Football 108-
Golf 107
Soccer 3122
Softball -17
Tennis 128
Track and Field, Indoor 3214
Track and Field, Outdoor 3315
Track and Field, X-Country 128
Volleyball -14


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/10/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/10/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/10/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1967 Accredited


American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation

Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees

07/01/1997 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

01/03/2004 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/29/2005 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1966 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations00 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 100
Aggravated assault 014
Burglary 521
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 Rate20.5%
Number in default522
Number in repayment2,535

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00107700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations1--
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production-00
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other3--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-0-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-0-
Category total400
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies-0-
Category total-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Category total3-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-5-
Business Administration and Management, General8921-
Business/Commerce, General13295
Fashion Merchandising17--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General040
Organizational Behavior Studies5--
Real Estate000
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-1-
Small Business Administration/Management-3-
Category total1243795
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Recording Arts Technology/Technician20-10
Category total20-10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-12
Public Relations/Image Management1--
Category total112
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics-0-
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification00-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--1
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst11-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications16115
Computer and Information Sciences, General4--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--0
Network and System Administration/Administrator-0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design8127
Category total291423
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector-2-
Category total-2-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0-
Education, Other-0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General0--
Elementary Education and Teaching40--
Teacher Assistant/Aide-0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0--
Category total400-
Engineering Colleges
Manufacturing Engineering0--
Category total0--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD1300
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-11-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-18-
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other4-1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician8-4
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology23-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician41-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD--1
Category total31336
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-0-
Category total-0-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging-0-
Apparel and Textile Manufacture-32
Child Care and Support Services Management-7-
Child Development8--
Family and Community Services0--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-0-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management0-1
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-0-
Category total8103
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other-0-
Category total-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-0-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist17--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)3921028
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--13
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-38-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing1--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1910-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant6--
Category total25424841
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science1420-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies563-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting1701
Forensic Science and Technology-20-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other23-
Category total731161
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies171--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9702-
Category total11422-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting2148
Category total2148
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1239-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician-0-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician--1
Category total12391
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Natural Sciences--121
Category total--121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science401
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-0
Category total401
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training3-1
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General29--
Category total32-1
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences112--
Category total112--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist394
Welding Technology/Welder65-
Category total9144
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work1--
Category total1--
Social Sciences Colleges
Category total16-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation1--
Category total1--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General--1063
Design and Visual Communications, General92-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fashion/Apparel Design-0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General5--
Graphic Design-4-
Interior Design26127
Music Management5-1
Music Theory and Composition--0
Visual and Performing Arts, General3--
Category total4971091
Grand total19525431408