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IPEDS ID: 495013
OPE ID: 04247200
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Western Maricopa Education Center
6997 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, Arizona 85307
General information:  (623) 738-0022
Website:  west-mec.edu/findyourhappy
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  223 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
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Net Price Calculatorwest-mec.edu/career-training-adult-education
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswest-mec.edu/gi-bill-educational-benefits
Disability Serviceswest-mec.edu/findyourhappy
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  west-mec.edu/what-is-west-mec/
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Occupational
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty (all instructional)63
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Programs 2023-2024 for Part-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Welding Technology/Welder900 clock hours9 months$9,575$0
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician1,926 clock hours19 months$17,010$220
Information Technology600 clock hours6 months$4,850$0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician600 clock hours6 months$5,050$190
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant600 clock hours6 months$5,670$185
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist600 clock hours6 months$5,500$0
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid16219%$189,162$3,051
Pell grants5517%$174,379$3,171
Federal student loans3210%$111,232$3,476
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2022-2023, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)223
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Student Gender:
Male: 88%
Female: 12%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 17%
U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 100%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Part-time students: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Non-degree-granting institutions were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram12
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Certificate
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Certificate
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Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology24--
Category total24--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant13--
Category total13--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-718
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician15--
Category total15718
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist9--
Welding Technology/Welder540-
Category total1440-
Grand total664718
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $4,179
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Council on Occupational EducationPreaccredited (02/17/2014 - 09/21/2015)
Council on Occupational EducationAccredited since (09/21/2015)12/31/2027
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/233897.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter00
b. Negligent manslaughter00
c. Rape00
d. Fondling00
e. Incest00
f. Statutory Rape00
g. Robbery00
h. Aggravated assault00
i. Burglary00
j. Motor vehicle theft00
k. Arson00
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence00
b. Dating violence00
c. Stalking00
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.