Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College, located in Mesa, Arizona, is the largest in the United States, averaging over 40,000 students every year. The college was established in 1965, and MCC has two campuses and three additional locations as well as online classes, making the college accessible to more students. MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, and is also a member of the North Central Association.
There are around 200 degree, transfer, career and certificate programs offered at Mesa Community College. Degree and certificate programs offered at MCC include Accountancy, Advanced Web Designer, Child and Family Professional Development, Communications, Dance Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Finance, Interior Design, Judicial Studies, Management, Music Business, Political Science, Public Relations, Recreation Management, Theatre Design and Production, and many more.
Mesa Community College also has an extensive online education program. Courses offered online are fully accredited, and over 500 online classes are available leading to 20 online degrees and certificates. Students enrolled online enjoy the convenience of self-paced learning at their own place and location. Degrees and certificates that
are available fully online include Associate in General Studies, Emergency Management, Marketing, Organizational Management, Retail Management, Small Business, and others.
The cost of education at Mesa Community College is very affordable compared to many other private and state universities in Arizona. The average annual tuition cost at MCC is $2,280, significantly lower than the $9,700 average at Arizona state universities, or $16,900 at Arizona private universities. Starting your college education at MCC makes a lot of sense, as you can save a lot of money and then eventually get the transfer credits for a four-year university. Most of all, the average GPA of transfer students from MCC is 3.09, so you can be sure that you are getting a quality education for a much better value.
The transfer programs at Mesa Community College make the process easier and more convenient for students. MCC has signature university partnerships with Arizona State University, The University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. In addition, there are more than 37 other institutions that accept MCC credits, such as Arizona Christian University, Colorado State University-Global Campus, DeVry University, Kaplan University, University of Texas at El Paso, and other institutions.
Socialization and campus involvement opportunities abound for students at Mesa Community College. There are many clubs and organizations on campus that cater to different interests and passions. Campus clubs and organizations include the Asian-Pacific Islander Coalition, Black Student Union, LGBT Alliance, Muslim Student Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Secular Student Alliance, Young Americans for Liberty, and others.
Leadership skills are also enhanced by various groups in Mesa Community College. These organizations hold workshops, conferences and other events to prepare students for leadership positions in their communities. Events and workshops include the Fall Leadershop Retreat, National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC), Arizona Town Hall, Student Public Policy Forum, and others.
If you are into the performing arts, Mesa Community College has excellent dance, music theatre, and film arts programs. Performances are regularly held on both campuses of MCC. The Theatre and Film Arts Department prepares students for careers in film, stage, marketing, advertising, writing, and other aspects of productions. The Dance program offers various degrees and certificates, and the Associate of Arts degree in Dance from MCC is fully transferable to Grand Canyon University for a Bachelor's Degree in Dance Education. Classes are also offered in Dance Movement, Dance Humanities, and Physical Activity.