Mesa Community College: Narrative Description

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1833 West Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202-4866
Tel: (480)461-7000; Admissions: (480)461-7478; Fax: (480)461-7805; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maricopa County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 160-acre urban campus with easy access to Phoenix. Research spending 2002-03: $150,000. Total enrollment: 28,000. Students come from 18 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1530 full-time, $51 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2280 full-time, $76 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6480 full-time, $216 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: MECHA, International Student Association, American Indian Association, Asian/Pacific Islander Club. Major annual events: Bash, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Information Commons with 56,224 books, 794 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $500,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 375,000, Arizona's third largest city, located 16 miles east of Phoenix, adjacent to Tempe, and near the Superstition Mountains. The average yearly temperature is 68.3 degrees, low humidity and 86 percent of the daylight hours are sunny. Mesa is a beautiful and friendly city; there are part-time jobs available for the college students. Most kinds of sports and recreation facilities available, plus many cultural activities.

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