A community college is just that ... a college that serves the community. I took an Italian class here a few years ago and had a good experience. It was an evening class, so parking was pretty easy. My husband is currently taking a Spanish class here and is have a possitive experience as well. Mesa College is a great place if you are looking to get your GE out of the way before transfering to a four-year, or if you are a new/returning student just looking for some enrichment. Good teacher to student ratios.