Mesa Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,040
2022 Average Net Price
$12,360
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
15,772
26.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
12.8%
165 Graduates

About

Mesa Community College is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Mesa Community College were General Art Studies (913 degrees awarded), General Business (172 degrees), and Natural Sciences (152 degrees).

In 2022, 3,788 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mesa Community College. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,891 degrees), 1.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,110 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mesa Community College is $2,040, which is $−6,072 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mesa Community College is $2,040, which is $−6,072 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,360.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Mesa Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mesa Community College was $2,040. The cost of tuition at Mesa Community College is $−6,072 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$12,360
2022 Value
5.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mesa Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,360. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mesa Community College grew by 5.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,496
Room and Board
$1,464
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mesa Community College was of $8,496 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.81% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,464. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.543% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Mesa Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 127% with respect to 2021, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.02%
2019 Default Rate
88
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mesa Community College was 4.02%, which represents 88 out of the 2190 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Mesa Community College had a total enrollment of 15,772 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mesa Community College is 4,109 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,663. This means that 26.1% of students enrolled at Mesa Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mesa Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.4% White, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Black or African American, 4.74% Two or More Races, 4.08% Asian, 3.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.317% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mesa Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.5%), followed by White Female (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (19.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mesa Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,772 students. The full-time enrollment at Mesa Community College is 4,109 and the part-time enrollment is 11,663. This means that 26.1% of students enrolled at Mesa Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mesa Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mesa Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,163 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,311 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    823 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mesa Community College is 45.4% White, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Black or African American, 4.74% Two or More Races, 4.08% Asian, 3.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.317% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 329 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 610 more women than men received degrees from Mesa Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mesa Community College is white (1,891 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1110 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Mesa Community College is General Art Studies (913 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (172 degrees) and Natural Sciences (152 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mesa Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (104 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesa Community College are Other managers (199,041 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (196,441 people), Postsecondary teachers (151,971 people), Physicians (105,637 people), and Secondary school teachers (99,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Mesa Community College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (104 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (705 degrees), and Construction (46 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesa Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Mesa Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (104 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (705 degrees), and Construction (46 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesa Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (427,925 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (318,669 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (216,349 people), Computer Systems Design (174,629 people), and Construction (163,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Mesa Community College are Visual & Performing Arts (1,007 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (104 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (705 degrees), and Construction (46 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mesa Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 627 degrees awarded
  2. 197 degrees awarded
  3. 176 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mesa Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 627 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,589
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,199
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,589 degrees were awarded to men at Mesa Community College, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 342 degrees were awarded to men at Mesa Community College in General Art Studies, which is 0.599 times less than the 571 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 571 degrees were awarded to men at Mesa Community College in General Art Studies, which is 1.67 times more than the 342 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from Mesa Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (16.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mesa Community College is Female and Asian (16.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.06% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,891 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,110 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    179 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mesa Community College is white (1,891 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1110 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,047 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    844 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    690 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mesa Community College is white female (1,047 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (844 degrees).

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Operations

Mesa Community College employs 281 No academic ranks. Most academics at Mesa Community College are Female No academic rank (154), and Male No academic rank (127).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mesa Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 124 employees, Management, with 77 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$66.2M
2022 Salaries
0.929%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mesa Community College paid a median of $66.2M in salaries, a 0.929% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.3M
Instructional Salaries
281
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mesa Community College paid a total of $25.3M to 281 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
281 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mesa Community College was No academic rank with 281 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mesa Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees, Management with 77 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mesa Community College was Female No academic rank with 154 employees, and Male No academic rank with 127 employees.

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