MCC enrollment numbers are up, student excited to come back to campus

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Ann King, Art and Visual Communications instructor at the Kingman campus, got to introduced herself to her Humanities 150 students and went over the syllabus.
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MOHAVE COUNTY – Monday was back to school for students at Mohave Community College. Many returned to continue their higher education journey and many new students are taking the first step to earn their degree and/or certificate.  

Enrollment is up this semester by roughly 10% with approximately 4,000 students taking classes across all campuses, as well as, online and live remote via Zoom.  Many students are still signing up for classes that will begin later in September and October.  There are also approximately 700 high school students taking college credits through the MCC dual enrollment partnership with area high school districts.

“The start of the semester is always a fun time for the faculty and staff at MCC.  We are happy to see more students returning and all the new students starting their educational journey with us,” said Dr. Klippenstein, MCC President.  “The pandemic has been tough for everyone, but this is a great sign people are ready to get back to improving their lives through higher education and workforce training at the College.” 

Those who missed the deadline to enroll before the first fall semester classes started on August 22, can still sign up for 12-week courses that begin Sept. 12.  The College eight-week courses begin Oct. 17. Get started by filling out the free online application at Apply.Mohave.edu or stop by the Student Services Center at your nearest campus. 

MCC has campuses in Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City and Colorado City to serve all of Mohave County. The College has more than 80 degree and certificate options to help further your education or career goals. To see all the degrees and certificates, visit Mohave.edu/degrees.  MCC graduates earn $725,600 more than those with just a high school diploma, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International, a leading provider of economic impact studies and labor market data. 

MCC is among the most affordable community colleges in Arizona with a low cost of $81 per credit hour. The College Board has not increased tuition for the past eight years.   

Those wanting a bachelor’s degree should complete their college freshman and sophomore courses at MCC and then transfer to university. This bachelor’s degree pathway allows a student to save up to $15,000 in tuition alone, plus living expenses if you live at home while attending MCC. 

Students returning to class on Monday said they are excited for the fall semester and all the College events, leadership opportunities and other activities. 

Le Ann Flores Gomez, a Liberal Arts student on the Lake Havasu campus, said she is “excited to be involved in Student Activities Council and get to know more students during events and on campus.” 

Dustin Gabler has taken classes before on the Kingman campus, and this semester he is studying to be a Physical Therapist Assistant, which is based on the Lake Havasu campus. 

“With the new environment and new faces, I was slightly nervous for the new year but everyone I met is very friendly and outgoing, even being on the new campus, it felt like home with positivity and energy,” Gabler said. “From the instructors to the students, you definitely get the feeling that we’re all here to invest ourselves in a great year.”  

Those interested in learning more about the becoming an MCC Bighorn should visit Mohave.edu or contact an Admissions Specialist. Their contact information is available at Mohave.edu/Admission.  

MCC also offers Corporate and Community Education non-credit classes, which are always a great way to learn a new skill or new hobby. Different classes are offered on the Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City campuses. To see a list of those classes, visit ce.mohave.edu

Dr. Trever Holland, English faculty on the Kingman campus, had a full class Monday morning. He introduced himself and got to know more about his students. He went over the College transitioning to Canvas and set his class expectations.

Dr. Trever Holland, English faculty on the Kingman campus, had a full class Monday morning. He introduced himself and got to know more about his students. He went over the College transitioning to Canvas and set his class expectations.

Ann King, Art and Visual Communications instructor at the Kingman campus, got to introduced herself to her Humanities 150 students and went over the syllabus.

Ann King, Art and Visual Communications instructor at the Kingman campus, got to introduced herself to her Humanities 150 students and went over the syllabus.