MCC Named a Top Community College for Adult Learners

Best Colleges for Adult Learners Washingotn Monthly.Best Colleges for Adult Learners Washingotn Monthly. MESA, Arizona – September 2, 2016 – Mesa Community College was named a Best 2-Year College for Adult Learners by Washington Monthly magazine.

“MCC is aware of the challenges adult learners face when returning to school and we’ve established programs and support services to assist our adult learners,” said Sasan Poureetezadi, MCC Interim President. “We offer tutoring, mentoring, and on-site child care along with flexible schedules including hybrid, online and evening classes. Last spring MCC optimized its Red Mountain campus class schedule offering a 2 days, 4 days, or 1 day per week schedules, eliminating three- and five-day-per week classes, by decreasing the number of weekly visits to campus."

MCC ranked 11th in the nation based on review of available data; receiving maximum points for ease of transfer and services for adult students, and a near perfect score in flexibility of programs.

Washington Monthly's list of Best 2-year Colleges for Adult Learners included five other Maricopa Community Colleges: GateWay Community College, Rio Salado College, Phoenix College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. 

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for its service-learning, civic engagement and innovative educational programs, which include university transfer, career and technical, workforce development, and lifelong learning.  Host to 40,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations.  MCC’s student body hails predominantly from the East Valley of Phoenix and includes Veteran, American Indian and International students who enrich the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, MCC is one of 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. The District also includes the Maricopa Corporate College and two skill centers. For additional information, visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA)

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016