New NAU Online Degree Option

NAU Accepts Up to 64 Transferable Credits from MCC Students

On May 28, Northern Arizona University (NAU) became the first public university in the nation to offer competency-based degree options with the launch of Personalized Learning. NAU continues to partner with Mesa Community College accepting up to 64 transferable credits. Earning an associate degree will satisfy minor requirements in a NAU Personalized Learning degree.

Through this entirely online program, Mesa students can now pursue an accredited bachelor’s degree online for just $5,000 a year. Initial degrees offered are Computer Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Small Business Administration.

With Personalized Learning’s competency-based format, there are no classes and students can advance as quickly as possible. Students also receive credit for what they already know, either through transfer credits or by testing out of individual lessons.

For more information or to start the application process, visit

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Sally Mesarosh at or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013