MCC is a Smart Decision
Build Your Future. Not Your Debt.
An education is one of life’s most valuable assets. And it doesn’t have to put you deeply in debt. MCC delivers a highly enriching educational experience at a great value; annual tuition is 75%* less than what many in-state colleges and universities charge.
While college costs have skyrocketed, leaving many students burdened by huge debts, MCC has remained affordable with fees and tuition notably low. But there’s more to our value than just saving money. MCC students gain competencies through studies that are embedded with the Four Cs — Communication, Critical Thinking, Civic Engagement and Cultural and Global Engagement.
MCC students transferring to Arizona public universities earn an average 3.0 GPA their first year. More than 1,500 graduating from those colleges each year started as MCC transfers. ***Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona University System Board-Approved 2014-15 Base Tuition and Mandatory Fee Report
** ASSIST (Arizona State System for Information on Student Transfer) 2015/16
Make Education More Affordable
There is a wealth of Maricopa Community Colleges, MCC, federal, state, local and special organization funding available to help you pay for your education.Learn More About Financial Aid
Presidents’ Honors Scholarship Program
Available to recent Maricopa County high school graduates with a 3.0 GPA or better plus qualifying placement test scores. It covers tuition and some fees up to 15 credit hours for four consecutive semesters. By applying for the Presidents’ Scholarship, the student also applies for the Honors Program.
Top Five Reasons to Attend MCC
MCC is a great value. Enjoy a remarkably affordable higher education, engaged and highly regarded faculty, diverse programs, convenient class choices and an abundance of free services.
Build your future, not your debt with tuition that is 75 percent* less than most Arizona four-year universities.* AZ Board of Regents-AZ University System Board-Approved 2014-15 Base Tuition & Mandatory Fee Report
Our highly regarded faculty are passionate about sharing their knowledge in ideal class sizes averaging 22 students.
Choose from more than 195 Programs, Degrees, and Certificates from Accounting and Nursing to Sustainable Agriculture and Welding.
With day and evening classes on two campuses plus more than 500 online, you’ll easily find classes to fit into your busy schedule. In fact, MCC has more than 30 degrees and certificates you can earn entirely online! Try a hybrid class that divides class time into online and on-campus sessions. Our Red Mountain Campus exclusively offers the 2-days, 4-days or 1-day on-campus schedule.
MCC offers free services such as admission, parking, tutoring, placement testing, career advising, counseling and help finding jobs.
Explore Your Best Degree and Career Possibilities
MCC Career Services can help you find majors reflecting your interests, values, abilities and what you want in a future job. Assess yourself via free computerized quizzes and an MCC advisor will help you match programs of study to degrees of your choice.
Engaged in Providing Quality Education
Faculty at MCC are lifelong learners who stay at the forefront of their fields with research that keeps curricula fresh and relevant and affords students possibilities to gain undergraduate academic research experience.
Faculty Foster Student Success
Quality and effective faculty are involved in developing assessments to measure what students are achieving in their studies. The assessments identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in order to continually enhance the student learning experience.
At MCC, faculty also developed the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes to be embedded into classes. Woven into courses across many disciplines, these are known as the MCC Four Cs — Communication, Critical Thinking, Civic Engagement, and Cultural and Global Engagement.
Engaged faculty and staff are here to help you reach success by guiding you to match your interests with your skills and aptitudes so you’ll discover your ideal career. You’ll receive the inspiration, support and expertise to put you on your successful education path.
Listen to MCC Alumni
Alumni talk about MCC helping them find grants and scholarships so they get a valuable education, not a pile of debt.
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Become a Student
Whether your goal is to complete a degree, transfer to a university, earn a certificate, enhance your career or take classes for personal growth, we can help you get started. Our Enrollment Steps take you on the path you need to follow for success.