Tonight, Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of 2,348 graduates by issuing 4,553 degrees and certificates for the 2016-17 academic year at a commencement ceremony in the courtyard of MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus.
Donning blue caps and gowns, 592 graduates will participate in the ceremony, beginning with the processional at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony.
MCC issues associate’s degrees as well as certificates of completion. Programs issuing the largest number of associate’s degrees this year are the nursing, elementary education, network system administration and emergency response and operation.
During 2016-17, female graduates outnumbered male graduates, 1,247 and 1,076 respectively, with 10 transgender students and 17 unspecified.
2016-17 Graduation Statistics:
Total number of graduates for the summer, fall and spring semesters: 2,348
Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony: 592
Number of degrees and certificates issued: 4,553
Degree and Certificate Awards – Transfer
Associate in Arts Degrees – 1,120
Associate in Arts – Elementary Education – 40
Associate in Arts – Fine Arts Degrees – 16
Associate in Business – General – 138
Associate in Business – Special Requirements – 29
Associate in General Studies – 227
Associate in Science Degrees – 211
Arizona General Education Curriculum Certificates (AGEC) – Arts – 1,179
Arizona General Education Curriculum Certificates (AGEC) – Business – 171
Arizona General Education Curriculum Certificates (AGEC) – Science – 213
Academic Certificates – 37
Degree and Certificate Awards – Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – 613
Certificates of Completion (CCL) – 562
Top 3 CTE Degrees
AAS in Nursing – 178
AAS in Emergency Response and Operation – 48
AAS in Network System Administration – 37
Additional information about MCC’s Graduation Ceremony, including maps, parking, photography and special accommodations is available at: mesacc.edu/graduation.