Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona


Costs to Attend Mesa Community College

Are you interested in applying to Mesa Community College yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Arizona Residents: $8,926
  • Non Arizona Residents: $14,710
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Arizona Residents: $1,824
  • Tution for non-Arizona Residents: $7,608
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $5,832
  • Books and Supplies: $1,240
  • Other Fees: $30

The cost per year to attend Mesa Community College is $8,926 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Arizona have a total one year cost of $14,710. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Mesa Community College

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 2 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 2 year associate degree at Mesa Community College is $17,852 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 2 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $17,852
  • 2 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $29,420

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Arizona Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $4,463
  • Non Arizona Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,355

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $8,661*
  • Estimated Average 2 Year Degree Cost: $17,322**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 40%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $3,454
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 34%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,607
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 22%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $5,089

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Mesa Community College is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Mesa Community College? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $17,322, our estimated average net price for a two year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 40% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,661. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Mesa Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $174.23
  • Amount Borrowed: $17,322.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $3,585.19
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $20,907.19

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Mesa Community College? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Mesa Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $20,907.19 is recommended to afford a $174.23 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Mesa Community College in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 2 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $17,852.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Mesa Community College.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $11,677, 2 Year Degree: $23,354
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $14,903, 2 Year Degree: $29,806
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $19,020, 2 Year Degree: $38,041
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $22,019, 2 Year Degree: $44,037

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Mesa Community College are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Arizona residents: $76
  • Cost for one class for Arizona residents (3 credit hours): $228
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $317
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $951
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $1,268

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Mesa Community College for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $1,734 In State / $7,518 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $1,734 In State / $6,894 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -73.2% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $6,462 In State / $6,750 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.7% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $6,054 In State / $6,750 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,554 In State / $6,202 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $5,290 In State / $5,290 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.8% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $5,050 In State / $5,194 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.4% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $4,978 In State / $5,074 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 15% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,330 In State / $4,330 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 335.6% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $994 In State / $4,282 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -76.5% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $4,234 In State / $4,258 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.1% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $4,186 In State / $4,210 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $3,778 In State / $3,898 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $3,706 In State / $3,826 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $3,706 In State / $3,826 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $3,346 In State / $3,778 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 17.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,842 In State / $3,778 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -11.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $3,197 In State / $3,701 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,880 In State / $3,624 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -32.2% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $4,248 In State / $5,364 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 50% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $2,832 In State / $3,576 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Mesa Community College ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $8,926. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 970 $17,852
2 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 191 $17,852
2 year cost
General Studies Associate's Degree 171 $17,852
2 year cost
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 112 $17,852
2 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 89 $17,852
2 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 56 $17,852
2 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 40 $17,852
2 year cost
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 39 $17,852
2 year cost
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 29 $17,852
2 year cost
Interior Design Associate's Degree 26 $17,852
2 year cost
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 $17,852
2 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 17 $17,852
2 year cost
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 17 $17,852
2 year cost
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 16 $17,852
2 year cost
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 14 $17,852
2 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 13 $17,852
2 year cost
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 13 $17,852
2 year cost
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 $17,852
2 year cost
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 9 $17,852
2 year cost
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 8 $17,852
2 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 $17,852
2 year cost
Child Development Associate's Degree 8 $17,852
2 year cost
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 6 $17,852
2 year cost
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 6 $17,852
2 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Associate's Degree 5 $17,852
2 year cost
Music Management Associate's Degree 5 $17,852
2 year cost
Organizational Behavior Studies Associate's Degree 5 $17,852
2 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 4 $17,852
2 year cost
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 $17,852
2 year cost
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 4 $17,852
2 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Associate's Degree 4 $17,852
2 year cost
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 3 $17,852
2 year cost
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other Associate's Degree 3 $17,852
2 year cost
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 3 $17,852
2 year cost
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 3 $17,852
2 year cost
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 3 $17,852
2 year cost
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 $17,852
2 year cost
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 2 $17,852
2 year cost
Library and Archives Assisting Associate's Degree 2 $17,852
2 year cost
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Social Work Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Geography Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 1 $17,852
2 year cost

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College is a two year community college located in Mesa, Arizona.  Full time enrollment is 8,842 and part time is 16,853.  Mesa Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

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