Estrella Mountain Community College, located in Avondale, Arizona, was founded in 1992. EMCC was founded to create a place that reflects the historical and social values of the surrounding communities. The school provides a modern campus upon which a high quality education is bestowed upon over 15,000 students a year.
The school operates several centers throughout its service area to extend education and career training opportunities to various communities. Estrella is located in the fastest growing area in the state, and has master-planned its growth to be able to accommodate over 40,000 students a year in the coming years. Estrella Mountain Community College is one of ten such schools in the Maricopa County Community College District, and it is the also the most recent one to be established.
Estrella Mountain Community College offers students a multitude of programs to choose from, ensuring that a student will be able to pursue his or her interests when considering their academic or career future. Academic transfer programs allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four year institution after completing their freshman and sophomore years at EMCC at a low cost.
Once the two years are completed, students may apply for transfer to the four year institution or institutions of their choosing and if accepted continue their education there. Career programs provide students with a certificate or associate degree, which signifies that the student has learned the skills and knowledge necessary to operate in a professional environment related to their field of study. Graduates will be immediately eligible for work in entry level positions.
Programs offered include:
Additionally, courses maybe taken as noncredit, allowing individuals to participate in a class environment for personal interest or growth without the need to produce homework, take exams, or write essays.
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution all students who apply are eligible for admissions at Estrella Mountain Community College. Students interested in attending this school must supply their residency status to determine tuition and choose their program in order to start the registration process. Students may also be asked to provide standardized test scores and pertinent transcripts.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students will have to submit a new FAFSA every year of attendance in order to receive financial aid from the school.
EMCC participates in intercollegiate athletics through its cross country and golf programs available to both men and women. The school competes in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. Athletic programs are beneficial for students who wish to pursue both academic and athletic success, as it allows an opportunity to grow and develop skills that are useful in both a school and work environment; skill such as teamwork, discipline and good health. Students may contact the athletic department to submit their interest form.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
- Out-of-State: $7,800-$9,360
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $84-$100 per unit
- Out-of-State: $330-$390 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$4,329|
|Receiving Student Loans||18%||$4,796|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Estrella Mountain Community College may offer services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Maricopa County and community colleges in Arizona as a whole.
|Estrella Mountain Community College||Maricopa County||Arizona|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1966)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Arizona
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Estrella Mountain Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Estrella Mountain Community College.
- Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ (11 miles away)
- Phoenix College in Phoenix, AZ (15 miles away)
- South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ (19 miles away)
- GateWay Community College - Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ (20 miles away)
- Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ (22 miles away)