Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave
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Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veterans
Athletic Graduation
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty283771
Research and public service20
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,464$1,472$1,464$1,4640.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,964$9,216$8,496$10,87228.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$20,778$21,290$22,506$25,64714.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,814$12,074$14,010$14,4062.8%
Off Campus$26,562$27,074$28,290$31,43111.1%
Off Campus with Family$17,598$17,858$19,794$20,1902.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
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Prepaid tuition plan
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1819100%————
Grant or scholarship aid81899%$2,785,547$3,405
Federal grants81799%$2,398,383$2,936
Pell grants34242%$1,636,883$4,786
Other federal grants81299%$761,500$938
State/local government grant or scholarships(*)0%(*)(*)
Institutional grants or scholarships23428%$385,164$1,646
Student loan aid719%$266,272$3,750
Federal student loans709%$230,772$3,297
Other student loans51%$35,500$7,100
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid111,73492%$24,513,571$2,089
Pell grants3,41427%$11,926,225$3,493
Federal student loans1,21210%$4,334,900$3,577
Grant or scholarship aid13,29587%$2,114,333$642
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$11,290$11,733$12,360
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 Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$10,143$9,784$11,062
$30,001 – $48,000$11,064$10,540$11,758
$48,001 – $75,000$12,702$12,613$13,346
$75,001 – $110,000$14,475$14,001$15,329
$110,001 and more$15,376$14,955$17,056
  • 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 awarded 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.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)15,772
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,418
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 26%Part-time: 74%Student Gender:Male: 45%Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%Asian: 4%Black or African American: 5%Hispanic/Latino: 34%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 45%Two or more races: 5%Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 67%25 and over: 33%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 96%Out-of-state: 2%Foreign countries: 0%Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 25%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 28%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 47%
  • 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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 64%Part-time students: 41%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 13%Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 13%Female: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 9%Asian: 16%Black or African American: 9%Hispanic/Latino: 10%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 11%White: 15%Two or more races: 6%Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%U.S. Nonresident: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture--44
Food Science---0
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-0--
Ornamental Horticulture---3
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-5-22
Category total-5429
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0--
American Indian/Native American Studies-1-1
Women's Studies-2d--
Category total-3d-1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---11
Category total---12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-3-0
Business Administration and Management, General05d-176d
Business/Commerce, General-8d172d22d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-2d--
Fashion Merchandising-1-1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-6d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0d--
Management Science-0--
Marketing Research-0d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-3-4d
Merchandising and Buying Operations---4
Organizational Behavior Studies---12
Organizational Leadership-19d--
Project Management-7d--
Real Estate5--2
Retail Management-2d-1d
Small Business Administration/Management-4d--
Category total562d172d229d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General---20
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-00-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-1-0
Public Relations/Image Management-1-1
Category total-2021
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects--11
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design-0--
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--27
Category total-038
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Cloud Computing5d0--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-2210
Computer Programming, Specific Applications04d14
Computer Science---16
Computer Support Specialist-6--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-7311
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications0d15d115
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-0--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0---
Information Technology---1d
Network and System Administration/Administrator11d3-3
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager--02
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-4d510
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster-020
Category total16d41d1472d
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician---0
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other-2--
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager7d--27
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector-10--
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-0--
Category total7d12-27
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General---1
Make-Up Artist/Specialist-1--
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager---4
Category total-1-5
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-0--
Curriculum and Instruction-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-2299d
Education, Other-0--
Elementary Education and Teaching---31d
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching---1
Secondary Education and Teaching---10
Teacher Assistant/Aide-0d-0d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0--
Category total-22d951d
Manufacturing Engineering---1
Category total---10
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician---5
Biomedical Technology/Technician-0--
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-14--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General---8
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-403
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician-320
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician5d002
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD--5-
Robotics Technology/Technician0---
Category total5d21718
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-3-0d
General Literature---2
Category total-3-2d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-0--
Family and Community Services---1
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-1-1
Human Nutrition---3
Category total-1-5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature---8d
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other-7d--
Spanish Language and Literature-1d-0d
Category total-8d-8d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General---1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist---18
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)069320
Health and Wellness, General-0--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--5-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor---6
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide187---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-31d-197
Category total187100d8242
History, General---3d
Category total---3d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science-8d-0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-10d-28d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-0d--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting00-2
Fire Services Administration-0-0
Forensic Science and Technology-9-5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-1--
Category total030d-35d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies---0
Category total---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies---78d
Humanities/Humanistic Studies---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0-627d
Category total-0-705d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General---3d
Category total---3d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5036311
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician3---
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician---15
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician0-0-
Category total5336326
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies-1--
Natural Sciences--152d-
Sustainability Studies---4
Category total-1152d4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-6--
Category total-6--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---1
Physical Fitness Technician-003
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0---
Category total0004
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies---0
Category total---3
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---1
Geology/Earth Science, General---0
Physical Sciences, General---102d
Physics, General---0
Category total---104d
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist-00-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-000
Welding Technology/Welder032-20
Category total032020
Psychology, General---47d
Category total---47d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration0---
Social Work---19d
Category total0--19d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician--01
Category total--01
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General---9d
Economics, General---3d
Political Science and Government, General---11d
Sociology, General---8d
Category total0--36d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--913d-
Costume Design03--
Dance, General---2
Design and Visual Communications, General---15
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General---8
Fashion/Apparel Design-3-1
Fine/Studio Arts, General--011
Game and Interactive Media Design-007
Graphic Design-956
Interior Design00-1
Keyboard Instruments-0--
Music Management-256
Music Performance, General---6
Music Technology-0-0
Music Theory and Composition--0-
Musical Theatre---0
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology010-
Visual and Performing Arts, General---0
Category total019923d65
Grand total2734051,2951,815
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division II
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Beach Volleyball10
Track and Field, Indoor2015
Track and Field, Outdoor2817
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1967)08/31/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (06/01/1966)12/31/2025
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited (01/03/2004 - 02/01/2008)
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/29/2005)12/31/2029
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft594
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence401
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations120
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 337DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 17
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,327DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $828
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%1%
200 percent of normal time1%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time64%57%
200 percent of normal time67%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%4.0%11.2%
Number in default088302
Number in repayment2,0272,1902,685
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)