Our learning community is diverse, with approximately 213,000 credit students and 27,000 special interest students enrolling annually at our ten colleges, two skill centers, the Maricopa Corporate College and many satellite campuses throughout the Valley. It's no surprise that an organization of this size makes a substantial economic contribution. In fact, the Maricopa Community Colleges add $7.3 billion to Arizona's economy each year.
More importantly, our students and alumni are current and future leaders, thinkers, innovators and scholars. They are the future of Maricopa County.
Our students choose us for many reasons:
Top-tier academic programs
The Maricopa Community Colleges have transfer agreements with each of the State’s universities. You can lock in your major, transfer your credits, and save money
on tuition on your way to a bachelor's degree.
Maricopa Community Colleges are the largest workforce trainer in Arizona, and offer credit programs in 95% of the highest-demand occupations in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
We have exceptional, award-winning faculty who are dedicated to student success at every turn. Our small class sizes make it easier to learn and retain new information.
Partnering with 127 high schools, our Dual Enrollment and other early college programs allow students to get college credit for courses taught in their high school classrooms.
Commitment to Sustainability
Maricopa Community Colleges have been recognized locally and nationally for our sustainability efforts. We’ve added curriculum, green building standards,
energy management systems and system-wide temperature set points. And we plan to bring solar power to many of our colleges.
State-of-the-art learning spaces
Over the past ten years, the we have added 1.7 million square feet of new learning space, and renovated 877,000 square feet of existing learning space.
Full college experience
We offer many clubs to match the varied interests of our students. We also offer numerous programs in the arts and athletics, allowing our students one more way to compete on the national stage.