Mesa Community College (MCC) is one of the largest Maricopa Community Colleges with over 20,000 students and is the premier educational institution in the east valley. Each Maricopa college is individually accredited with a shared foundation in the vision and mission of the District. MCC began 50 years ago with three buildings and two houses on less than an acre. Today it has two campuses, two centers and an eLearning campus, all with state of the art facilities and updated technology. Aligned with Maricopa Community Colleges strategic planning, MCC focuses on student success offered through transfer education, general education, developmental education, workforce development, student development services, continuing education, community education, civic responsibility and global engagement. Its top 5 degrees are arts, general studies, science, nursing and business. Its nationally recognized mortuary science program is unique among its peer institutions. The college offers over 150 Associate degrees and Certificates of Completion, and hundreds of noncredit, personal-interest classes for lifelong learning in the arts, technology, fitness and personal development fields.