Estrella Mountain Community College

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Estrella Mountain Community College
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Other name
Type Community College
Established1992 (1992)
Affiliation Maricopa County Community College District
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
PresidentDr. Rey Rivera
Location, ,
33°28′49″N 112°20′36″W / 33.4804049°N 112.3434632°W / 33.4804049; -112.3434632
Latitude and Longitude:

33°28′49″N 112°20′36″W / 33.4804049°N 112.3434632°W / 33.4804049; -112.3434632
Campus Urban
Branches Buckeye
Colors Purple and Gold (color)
Nickname Mountain Lions
Sporting affiliations
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
Sports Cross Country
MascotRoary the Estrella Mountain Lion
Website Official Website
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Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is a community college in Avondale, Arizona. The college has been serving the Southwest Valley community since 1990 and at the Avondale campus since 1992. Estrella Mountain is one of the ten Maricopa Community College District (one of the largest community college districts in the United States) that provides educational opportunities and workforce training to the burgeoning western metropolitan Phoenix population of more than 285,000 residents. Located in the fastest growing region of the country, the college’s service area population is expected to grow to more than 1.6 million people by 2030.[ citation needed]


Serving an average of 14,000 students per year, EMCC offers numerous associate degrees, university transfer partnerships and multiple specialized certificate programs. In addition, the college is the home to the SouthWest Skill Center. Courses are taught by more than 300 resident and adjunct faculty. Average class size consists of approximately 20-32-credit students per instructor.


Estrella Mountain Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Buckeye Educational Center

In the fall of 2011, Estrella Mountain Community College opened the Buckeye Educational Center in the newly renovated original Buckeye Union High School building at Eason Avenue and 9th Street in downtown Buckeye. The campus provides academic courses, job training programs and community education classes.

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