Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ 85202

Mesa Community College was established in 1963 as an extension branch of Phoenix College and became a separate institution in 1965. Around 330 students enrolled in classes for the first semester. Today, MCC is the largest of the 10 community colleges located in the Maricopa County Community College District. Average annual enrollment exceeds 25,000 students. MCC has two campuses, along with several additional locations. The main campuses are in the northeast and southwest areas of Mesa, Arizona. There are currently more than 200 degrees and certificate programs available to students. To better serve the modern need for flexibility, MCC provides both traditional and online courses.

Mesa Community College offers several programs for obtaining an associate degree and certificate in nursing. This includes an Associate in Applied Science for nursing. Additional programs include certificates of completion for nurse assisting and nursing refresher. A variety of course schedules are available, with both online and full-time options available for students. Students that attend the nursing programs at MCC will receive clinical experience in various outpatient and inpatient settings. Hands-on training is provided at local health facilities. MCC recommends that students interested in their nursing programs attend an information session to discuss enrollment and provide academic advising. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN

    The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Students will be eligible to take the licensing exam after graduation and successful completion of the program.

    Admission into the nursing program requires that candidates have a High school diploma or GED as well as submit to a drug screening and criminal background check. The student must also receive a fingerprint clearance card. Certain courses are required to be completed as prerequisites before applying to this program.

    The program prepares students for a career as a registered nurse by providing hands-on clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. To complete the course the student will need to complete between 61 and 74 total credit hours. The student must also maintain a grade of “C” or better in all of the required courses. After graduation the student will be eligible to take the licensing exam to become a registered nurse.

    This program is offered at the following locations: Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, Glendale, GateWay, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Certificate 22
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 150

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Mesa Community College

Rio Salado College
6.17 miles away
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
8.01 miles away
Scottsdale Community College
8.21 miles away
GateWay Community College
8.25 miles away
Phoenix College
13.96 miles away
Paradise Valley Community College
19.69 miles away
Glendale Community College
21.93 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
27.87 miles away
Central Arizona College
32.54 miles away
Yavapai College
86.52 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1966 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,623
30k to 48k$7,270
48k to 75k$9,178
75k to 110k$11,184
Over 110k$11,686
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $86.00 $327.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is to be $600.00 annually to not less than a second year student nurse who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as [...]

William Aaron Scholarship Program

Applicant must be a resident of Arizona who is a full-time student enrolled in the mortuary program at Mesa Community College. Minimum 2.8 GPA and essay on why you want to be a funeral director [...]

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have completed freshmen year courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. [...]

Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted into the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have graduated from a Flagstaff, Arizona area high school. Applicants must have a grade point [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing
Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

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