MCC Named a Top Community College for Adult Learners

MESA, Arizona – September 1, 2017 – Mesa Community College was named a 2017 Best 2-Year College for Adult Learners by Washington Monthly magazine.

MCC ranked 20th 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.

MCC is aware of the challenges adult learners face when returning to school. To help the college offers tutoring, mentoring, and on-site child care along with flexible schedules including hybrid, online and evening classes. The MCC Red Mountain campus class schedule offers a 2-days, 4-days, or 1-day-per-week schedule, decreasing the number of weekly visits to campus.

Washington Monthly's 2017 list of Best 2-year Colleges for Adult Learners included three other Maricopa Community Colleges: GateWay Community College (No. 13), Chandler-Gilbert Community College (No. 62) and Phoenix College (No. 76).

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches 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. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. 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 1, 2017