Mesa Community College
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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students20,424|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||2|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$86/credit|
|In State Students||$86/credit|
|Out of State Students||$327/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$743|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$583|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||29%||$1,510|
|Federal Student Loans||16%||$3,446|
$7,933Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.