Mesa Higher Education Institutions
Private, Not-For-Profit Institutions
A.T. Still University
Founded in 1892 as the nation's first college of osteopathic
medicine, A.T. Still University (ATSU) provides
graduate level education in whole person healthcare. Recognized
internationally for its integrated
approach, ATSU equips students with the knowledge, compassion
and hands-on experience needed
to address the body, mind and spirit. The University now
Arizona School of Dentistry
& Oral Health, the
Arizona School of Health Sciences and the
School of Osteopathic Medicine in
Arizona on its 59-acre Mesa campus. More than 2,800
students are enrolled at ATSU's Mesa
campus and university-wide.
Albright College opened its doors in Mesa in 2013 and offers
an evening program that is specifically designed for working
adults who have approximately two years of college credit.
This program offers accelerated degrees through a 2+2 model
leading to a Bachelorâ€™s degree using a cohort model.
Benedictine is the first Catholic liberal arts university in
Arizona. BenU opened its doors to students in the fall of
2013 in Downtown Mesa and challenges students to actively learn,
utilize technology and apply acquired knowledge.
Benedictine offers Bachelorâ€™s degree programs for full-time
students, and recently announced its $10k MBA program.
Upper Iowa University
Upper Iowa University (UIU) opened its doors in Mesa in 2012
and offers eleven majors on-site. UIU offers a program that
allows licensed Registered Nurses to earn a Bachelors of Science
in Nursing through a combination of in-class and online courses.
All classes at UIU are offered in the evenings to minimize
disruption to working adult learners.
Mentoring is at the heart of each educational experience at
Wilkes. Students will experience personalized attention,
small classes and hands-on learning while they complete their
degree. Wilkes offers masterâ€™s degrees in Business
Administration, Classroom Technology, Creative Writing,
Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering and Teaching
English as a Second Language.
Arizona State University Polytechnic
ASU Polytechnic (Poly) campus is located on 600 acres adjacent to Phoenix Mesa
Gateway Airport. The Mesa campus is home to more than
12,000 students exploring professional and technological
programs with 80 undergraduate degrees and 20 graduate degrees.
ASU Poly is recognized for innovative
partnerships and creative collaborations with industry and other
educational institutions. Assets include state-of-the-art
infrastructure, research capabilities and student and faculty in
ASU Poly Aerospace/Health/High
Northern Arizona University Mesa Campus -
Certificates, Bachelors, Masters
Established in 1899 in Flagstaff
Northern Arizona University (NAU) has expanded. Empowered by the Arizona Board
of Regents to provide educational opportunities the university
now serves students right in the heart of downtown Mesa.
Co-located on the Mesa Community College Campus NAU has forged
innovative partnerships that contribute to the local community. NAU has partnered
with Mesa Community College to create a seamless transfer to a
baccalaureate degree accepting an unprecedented 90 transfer
credit hours toward degree completion. Students keep learning
without leaving their community.
Mesa Community College - Certificates, Associates
Community College (MCC) is the largest Community College in the State of Arizona
with more than 29,000 students annually.
MCC offers more than 150 Degrees and Certificates in technical
and career tracks and prepares
students to transfer to a university. Students pursue coursework
at two comprehensive Mesa
campuses: MCC at Southern and Dobson and MCC at Red Mountain.
MCC also offers coursework in
Downtown Mesa where Northern Arizona University shares space and
students. Additional learning
sites include Banner Boswell, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, as well as
Chandler-Gilbert Community College - Certificates,
Founded in 1985, Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is in Chandler and Mesa, and serves the
needs of more than 16,000 residents at three
locations in the Southeast Valley with university transfer and
workforce development programs,
continuing education and more.
Valley Institute of Technology
Considered a model for career and technical education by the
U.S. Department of Education, the East Valley Institute of
Technology (EVIT) provides training to high school and adult
learners in over 40 occupation-specific programs.
Grand Canyon University (GCU) has selected the Eastmark
community in southeast Mesa as the site for its 100+ acre second
campus, which is set to open in 2015.
Arizona College has been serving the Phoenix-Mesa metro
region for over twenty years. Programs focus on allied health,
and most programs can be completed in 30 to 38 weeks and require
a one-month externship at a local healthcare provider.
Pima Medical Institute (PMI) has two locations in Mesa and is
in seven states across the nation. PMI offers bachelorâ€™s degrees
in Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy and offers
associateâ€™s degrees in Health Administration, Nursing, Medical
Assistant Training, Physical Therapy, Radiography, Veterinary
Medicine, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy, and other areas.
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