About Mesa Community College

Founded in 1965, Mesa Community College. is a college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,508 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Mesa Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 306 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mesa Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
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Admissions at MCC are considered , with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mesa Community College.

Mesa Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    49 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    33 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    67 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    72 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    72 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    71 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    72 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Mesa Community College?

83 Students rated Mesa Community College

Tegan - 03/27/2024

I personally have had an excellent experience at MCC. I am a theatre major and my experience in the program has been nothing short of the highest caliber. The best thing about being a student here is that the professors really seek to provide their students with opportunities outside of the classroom to get involved with their major. The hands on experience that I have gained has been invaluable and I feel will definitely give me an edge as I continue to pursue my educational goals. I would definitely recommend this school to not only save money but to experience this level of quality education.

Luisa - 12/31/2022

I love MCC, its teachers, the people, the clubs, everything! It's a community college, so there is no living on campus. However, they provide many services for students such as military, disability, roommate matching, and more. The teachers heavily emphasize that they understand that students have jobs, children, or just a life altogether outside school, so they are super understanding. All tutoring services are free and there are so many resources for students. The class sizes max at around 20-30 students, so the teachers provide personal attention. If you are eligible, I highly recommend looking into the Presidential Honors Scholarship. It will pay for your tuition (up to 15 credits per semester) for the entire time you are there. Books and other costs you have to pay separate, but if you get more scholarships, you can get even those covered. With the Honors Scholarship, FAFSA, and other scholarships I've received, I not only have all my school covered, the leftover money I receive from scholarships go straight to me. I am quite literally being paid to go to school. So my advice is apply, apply, apply! Lastly if you can, I highly recommend doing clubs. I went to clubs expecting me to go to one meeting and never returning, but I ended up becoming a club senator and being a part of the MCC student senate. If you're a woman, Women Rising Club is a great club with empowerment. Plus sometimes, they give out tickets to events for free. I went to see the Phoenix Symphony extremely close to the front for free! The ticket prices were $84 for the cheap ones, much more for the sit that I got. I am in M.E.C.H.A (for latinos) and Friendly Colors (for lgbtq). I've met incredible people and I'm friends with so many different people from these great clubs, and they are just so much fun!

Linda - 08/13/2021

HORRIBLE. I was a student in American sign language with James Rice. He sexually harassed me outside of class and I was forced to withdraw early before graduating. The same thing has happened to my classmate and friend and her family is going to be suing mesa college for not helping or protecting her. don't take James rice's class. he is a sexual predator!!!!

Jennifer - 11/16/2020

I am a returning student that has had an amazing transition back into the classroom. Everyone goes above and beyond to make sure I understand what is expected of me and to make sure I receive all the help I need. From the financial aid office to the academic advisors, I am always able to easily get ahold of someone to answer my questions which is a very important thing for someone who has been away for so long.

Mesa Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Mesa Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mesa Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't freak out! Calm down and take your time. Really, focus on yourself and clear your mind of everything that is stressing you out at the moment. Don't let others influence your decision on what you should do next. Do whats best for you and once again, FOCUS ON YOU. Even though I'm from the future I can't tell you how things are for me then. Hopefully you will see the way things will be much sooner than what it took me. But I will say with the upmost clarity that things will get better. Chin up, chest out and smile! Because great things will come your way, you just have to be positive. Oh, and take up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu now, its an awesome sport you will learn to love and if you do it now you'll be a purple belt by the time your're me. Peace.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    I have had very helpful classmates who are willing to go the extra mile to get that A they want in the class.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Mesa Community College is a cost efficient transitional school to attaining a four year degree where there are smaller class sizes and more flexibility for independent students who are working their way through college.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    When I've gone to speak with an advisor in the past, there have been a couple who seem like they do not know what they are talking about and do not help me. It's frustrating and I get confused, luckily there are really good counselors who can help me and make things very clear.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I try not to brag when ever possible but when I do, and I cannot lie--I do, I tend to brag that I am not paying anything for classes. I receive the Pell Grant and because tuition is relatively low it is completely covered. I believe that MCC is the biggest community college in the country, if it is not then I know it is the biggest in Arizona, that is brag worthy.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Something unique about Mesa Community College was that it is a commuter school, since there are no dorms on campus for students to live alot of students drive their own vehicles to class. I always find it interesting though to see in class where all your classmates are driving from everyday to get to class, you really see the commitment in some students by the travel time that they take in order to come and learn on campus. Since no students live on campus there is an apartment complex across the street.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    College is about throwing yourself outside of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to do just that. Talk to people you don't know. Join clubs and activities you otherwise wouldn't have tried.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I really can't think of a kind of person who shouldn't attend this school. There are exciting opportunites for a great variety of associate degrees as well as transfer programs for those who want to obtain a Bachelor's degree. This school offers a wide variety of campus classes as well as evening and online options.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The types of students who should consider Mesa Community College are those who are non-residents and need to gain residency for tuition. This is a great way to earn credits and not pay a ridiculous amount of money. Students who also cannot afford Arizona State University or the University of Arizona should consider MCC because they have great transfer programs.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    MCC i would say is best known for their nursing program, it is one of the top ranked in the state of AZ.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Night classes are offered which is nice because I work full time right now.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of resources is the most frustrating thing about my school. I am persuing dental hygiene, and have taken many biology classes over the past semsters. It would be helpful to have cadaver labs instead of having to use just the limited amount of models or books we are given.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love MCC, I have wonderful teachers, and they are always willing to help me. I just wished that the advisers made more of an effort getting in contact with students.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Very flexible, I'm only an art student so I wouldn't know about the science, math or engineering departments but they only want you to succeed. They is their goal in life, they want to push you because they know it'll be good for you. My art teacher constantly challenged us and I am actually very grateful for it. It also weeds out the students that don't show they're not one hundred percent. The academics are superb.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The ISO group and The basketball team.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The most common stereotype of students would include Nerds and Stoners, maybe Jocks but no Frat Kids.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

64% of students attending Mesa Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 15% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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