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Mesa Community College Overview

Located in Mesa, Arizona, Mesa Community College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Mesa makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Mesa Community College Known For?

4,433 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Mesa Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mesa Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Mesa Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mesa Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Fine & Studio Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Visual & Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mesa Community College?

Location of Mesa Community College

Contact details for Mesa Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: 480-461-7000
Website: www.mesacc.edu

As long as you submit the requested materials to Mesa Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Mesa Community College?

14% Take Out Loans
16.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Mesa Community College, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $3,396 a year. That adds up to $13,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mesa Community College is 16.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Mesa Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,171 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,387 undergraduate students at Mesa Community College, with 6,171 being full-time and 14,216 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mesa Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,171 full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mesa Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mesa Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mesa Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 218
Black or African American 388
Hispanic or Latino 1,759
White 2,669
International Students 323
Other Races/Ethnicities 814

Over 71 countries are represented at Mesa Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at Mesa Community College

2,903 Took All Classes Online
7,123 Took At Least One Class Online
2.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,123 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mesa Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mesa Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mesa Community College was 2.5%. This is the #1,859 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mesa Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mesa Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 28%
Business Administration & Management 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 7%
Computer Systems Networking 15%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30%
General Business/Commerce 12%
Health Professions 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 15%
Music 60%
Nursing 4%
Romance Languages 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mesa Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mesa Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Sciences #4
Arts & Media Management #10
Graphic Communications #11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #13
Communications Technologies & Support #16
Romance Languages #21
Fine & Studio Arts #23
International Business #31
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #37
Sociology #52
Computer Software & Applications #56
Allied Health Professions #85
Visual & Performing Arts #93
Marketing #114
General Business/Commerce #155
Social Sciences #174
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #188
Computer & Information Sciences #346
Criminal Justice & Corrections #354
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #401
Liberal Arts General Studies #464
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #464

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mesa Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,248 0 1,248
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 1,093 1,106
Allied Health Professions 212 33 3 248
Nursing 21 190 0 211
Business Administration & Management 34 173 0 207
General Physical Sciences 0 193 0 193
Natural Sciences 0 0 190 190
General Business/Commerce 5 6 168 179
Computer Systems Networking 73 47 11 131
Criminal Justice & Corrections 57 25 0 82
Design & Applied Arts 37 39 0 76
Information Technology 34 12 11 57
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 40 0 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 32 12 0 44
Computer Programming 3 19 18 40
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 32 0 8 40
Precision Metal Working 16 14 0 30
Audiovisual Communications 0 17 12 29
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 15 6 0 21
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 9 10 19
General Sales & Marketing 1 16 0 17
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 17 0 17
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 16 0 16
Drama & Theater Arts 12 3 0 15
Dental Support Services 0 14 0 14
Fire Protection 13 0 0 13
Building Management & Inspection 4 7 0 11
Health & Physical Education 1 5 5 11
Human Development & Family Studies 10 0 0 10
Computer Systems Analysis 6 3 0 9
Arts & Media Management 2 7 0 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 8 0 0 8
Horticulture 4 3 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 2 0 7
Computer Software & Applications 3 3 0 6
Dance 0 6 0 6
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 5 0 0 5
Graphic Communications 5 0 0 5
Music 4 0 1 5
Human Resource Management 0 4 0 4
Teaching Assistants 3 1 0 4
Writing Studies 4 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4 0 0 4
Multilingual Education 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Production 0 2 0 2
Real Estate 2 0 0 2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 2 0 0 2
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 1 1 2
Sociology 2 0 0 2
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 1 1
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 1 0 0 1
Manufacturing Engineering 0 1 0 1
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 692 2,209 1,532 4,433

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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