What are some popular community colleges in Arizona?


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Some popular community colleges in Arizona include Pima Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College, Phoenix College and Glendale Community College. The state is a popular destination for college students and has many respected colleges, states Campus Explorer.

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Phoenix College is the main campus of the Maricopa Community Colleges system, one of the oldest systems in the United States. The school was founded in 1920, making it one of the oldest American community colleges. Phoenix College has more than 150 degrees and certificates, including 10 different health care programs.

Pima Community College was founded in 1966 as a 2-year college serving students living in Tucson. It has six campuses in Pima county, as of 2015. Pima offers programs with flexible schedules, including weekend-only programs and online classes.

Mesa Community College has strong programs in dental hygiene and technical veterinary science, notes Campus Explorer. The school also has an average class size of 22, making it a good option for students interested in small classes. Students interested in dental hygiene programs may also want to consider Rio Salado College, which has the highest accredited dental hygiene program in the state. Glendale Community College offers programs in seven different information technology specialties.

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