Mesa Higher Education Institutions


Private, Not-For-Profit Institutions

A.T. Still University - Certificates, Master's, Doctorates

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 comprises the 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

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 Bachelor’s degree using a cohort model.  


Benedictine University

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 Bachelor’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.


Wilkes University

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 master’s degrees in Business Administration, Classroom Technology, Creative Writing, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering and Teaching English as a Second Language.


Public Institutions

Arizona State University Polytechnic - Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates
East Chip Camp - ASU
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 key areas.

ASU Poly Aerospace/Health/High Tech Assets


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.

Community Colleges

Mesa Community College - Certificates, Associates

MCC Phys Sci BldingMesa 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 online classes.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College - Certificates, Associates

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.


East 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.


Arizona College

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

Pima Medical Institute (PMI) has two locations in Mesa and is in seven states across the nation. PMI offers bachelor’s degrees in Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy and offers associate’s degrees in Health Administration, Nursing, Medical Assistant Training, Physical Therapy, Radiography, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy, and other areas.




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Higher Education Initiative
Mesa Center for Higher Education
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