Mesa Students

Where Are They Now?

Over the past 20 years, countless MCC Red Mountain students have passed through our doors and then headed out into the world. We want to hear your amazing stories! Please consider sharing some information about where the journey has taken you in your years since you were a student at MCC Red Mountain.

MCC Has the Opportunities to Suit Your Education Goals

University Aspirations? We Can Help.

Earn your associate degree at Red Mountain and prepare to transfer to one of more than 50 university partners that welcome MCC credits. As you explore your interests and find your career passions on the welcoming campus, you can complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and transfer directly into your major’s classes.

Mother Nature is a Member of Our Faculty

On our vibrant, 98-acre Sonoran Desert campus, Mother Nature serves as an instructor, classroom and learning laboratory. In the fall of 2014, students participated as 300 endangered, native desert pupfish were released by the Arizona Game and Fish Department into the campus cienega wetlands area. MCC Red Mountain has been recognized with the North American Native Plant Society’s 2014 Founders Conservation Award as well as the National Wildlife Federation’s 2016 Certified Wildlife Habitat designation.

Smaller Campus Makes a Sizeable Difference

A student/instructor ratio of 20:1, leading-edge learning labs and student-friendly class schedules create a nurturing learning environment. The enormity and overwhelming scope of large university campuses is replaced with one-on-one collaborations, engaged faculty and motivating experiences.

The Best Two Years of a Four-Year Degree

MCC delivers the best two years of a four-year degree! While you are saving money on tuition and services, you have the advantages of small class sizes, an active student life, and highly regarded faculty.

98% of graduates said they were satisfied/very satisfied with the quality of education *
75% less than what many in-state colleges and universities charge for tuition on average **
20 students per class on average means more opportunities for one-on-one attention from faculty *
3,000 students attend Mesa Community College Red Mountain every year *
42% of Mesa Community College students plan to transfer to four year a university *
96% of MCC students say they would recommend MCC to a friend *
50+ transfer partnerships that accept MCC credits. Including ASU, UA and, NAU *
* Mesa Community College Institutional Effectiveness 2016
** Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona University System Board-Approved 2014-15 Base Tuition and Mandatory Fee Report

Flexible 2-4-1 Class Schedule

Video - 2-4-1 Class Schedule at Red Mountain

What’s Your Ideal Class Schedule?

  • Classes Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
  • 5-days-a-week classes condensed to 4 days
  • Friday off or Friday-only classes. You decide.

Our students indicated they wanted more options in scheduling. In response, MCC Red Mountain has created our new 2 day/4 day/1 day schedule offering flexibility to help students create a class schedule around their busy lives. Our most popular three-credit classes – now offered on Fridays only – may be just what those who are working need to begin higher education. For others, having no classes on Fridays may be the best option. Whatever you pick, MCC Red Mountain is here to help you succeed.

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University Partnerships

As a Maricopa Community College, MCC has agreements with more than 50 universities, including the three Arizona public universities, to assist you in making a smooth transition to a four-year college or university. Get started below if you are interested in ASU, NAU and UA; or visit our Transfer Partners page for information on additional choices.

Arizona State University

With more than 300 programs, Arizona State University offers MCC students a variety of direct transfer pathways including the Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP).

Northern Arizona University

The Connect2NAU joint-admission program lets you work toward an NAU bachelor’s degree while attending MCC, saving money and staying in the Valley.

The University of Arizona

Pathway and Bridge programs save you money by starting your classes at MCC, then transferring your credits toward more than 300 bachelor’s degrees at UA.

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Mesa Community College Red Mountain Campus - Celebrating 20 Years

In 2021 We Celebrated 20 Years!

Mesa Community College presented a month-long series of events in November, 2021 celebrating the Red Mountain Campus 20-year legacy of educating students. Check out our historical timeline and photo gallery of past and present highlights featuring the Red Mountain campus.  

 Red Mountain History Photo Gallery

Our Campus

The Red Mountain campus of Mesa Community College is celebrating 20 years of nationally acclaimed excellence in higher education opportunities. With a strong focus on student success and making college affordable, the engaged faculty makes Red Mountain an academically inspiring and nurturing environment to begin college.

Take a virtual tour around the Red Mountain campus of Mesa Community College, with Alejandra Castaneda and Autumn Williams, MCC Student Ambassadors. During this time of COVID-19, when only essential staff are allowed on campus, we would like to inform you about some of our enrollment, retention, and student support virtual services and where you might find these services on campus when we open again for in-person classes. We will also show you some of the beauty of the Red Mountain campus, and you'll see why students love it here!

The Cienega

The wetlands area in the center of the Red Mountain campus was created as a compelling teaching lab and refuge for endangered plants and animals. Life Science faculty bring in partners such as the Arizona Game & Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to transform the cienega into a dynamic learning environment where students are integrally involved in important conservation endeavors. Endangered populations thriving in the cienega include the desert pupfish, Gila topminnow and lowland leopard frogs. While participating in elite ecological activities, students network with wildlife professionals, seeing first hand some of the many possible careers in science.

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.

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