Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ 85202
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students20,424
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 5 31
Associate's degree 30 145
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.6%

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Nursing schools located within 87 miles radius of Mesa Community College

Rio Salado College
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Chandler-Gilbert Community College
8 miles away
GateWay Community College
8 miles away
Scottsdale Community College
8 miles away
Phoenix College
14 miles away
Paradise Valley Community College
20 miles away
Glendale Community College
22 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
28 miles away
Central Arizona College
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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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$327/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,870 $3,870 $14,715
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $22,890
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $40,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of Mesa Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,361
Other Federal Grant 4% $743
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $583
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,510
Federal Student Loans 16% $3,446
Private Loans -- $3,038


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,814
$30,001 to $48,000$7,588
$48,001 to $75,000$9,721
$75,001 to $110,000$11,707
Over $110,000$12,118

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.
Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

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