Estrella Mountain Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies. Detailed accreditation information can be found on the Estrella Mountain accreditation page.
Campus Security Report
The Estrella Mountain Community College Public Safety department publishes a report that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics can be found on the Estrella Mountain Community College Public Safety website.
Diversity of Enrollment
In the Fall of 2010, enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 2,459. Of these 57% were female and 43% were male. 2% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 4% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% were Black, 39% were Hispanic, 38% were White, Non-Hispanic, and 2% were Two or More Races.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 57% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2010. Of these, 61% were female and 39% were male. 64% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.
Graduation, Transfer, and Retention Rates
Estrella Mountain Community College's 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2008 was 16%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 27%. The retention rate for;first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering Fall 2010 was 56%. The part-time student retention rate was 40%.
The SouthWest Skill Center's graduation rate for those starting in 2006 was 80%. The retention rate for full-time SouthWest Skill Center students who started in 2008 was 93%.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Estrella Mountain Community College complies with these requirements. These rights can be viewed on the FERPA Web site. Additional information can be found at http://www.maricopa.edu/legal/ferpa/
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend any of the Maricopa Community Colleges or Skill Centers annually. This broad estimate is based on the cost of attendance and the financial aid that was provided to full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students in 2009-10 and does not represent an actual award. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain a true and accurate determination of eligibility. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility.
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