Dedicated to educational excellence

Our students’ success is reflected in the health and economic vitality of our community. That’s why we’re proud of our 10 individually accredited Maricopa Community Colleges. In our pursuit of educational excellence, we hire award-winning faculty and keep our classes small to help students get the attention they need to thrive.

Our story

Our story is one we’re proud to tell. Since its beginnings as Phoenix Junior College, Maricopa Community Colleges has evolved into one of the nation’s largest community college systems.


Vision and history

Throughout our history, Maricopa Community Colleges has worked to make high-quality education accessible and affordable for students. Find out more about our vision.


Chancellor, district, and college leadership

Learn more about Maricopa County Community College District’s Chancellor's office and college leaders.


Governing Board

The Governing Board is made up of seven publicly elected positions and directly oversees the Chancellor and supports the District’s success, while sharing important information on key issues with the public.

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Accreditation is one mark of quality in a college. Each of our 10 colleges is individually accredited, and many of our academic programs have earned industry-specific accreditations as well.

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Career Opportunities

With just shy of 10,000 current staff of all kinds, we have bountiful opportunities in a range of fields. Our commitment is to upholding our reputation as a positive work environment by offering valuable benefits and professional development programs.

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Alumni Association

When you've completed your journey through your Maricopa Community Colleges education, you can register with the Alumni Association of your college. In joining, you will gain access to community resources and great membership benefits.

Awards and accolades

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Maricopa named to Forbes’ List of Best Employers

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Dr. Ernest Lara Honored for Exemplary Leadership

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Rio Salado Recognized for Commitment to Student Success

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