Mesalands Community College

Tel: (575)461-4413
690 students
Public institution

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Mesalands Community College is an institution of higher education that promotes student learning through quality education and services while fostering personal growth, leadership, and opportunity to a culturally diverse community.
School Highlights:
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Mesalands Community College serves 690 students (28.55% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 67%.
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Mesalands Community College is the only community colleges within Quay County, NM.
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The nearest community college is Clovis Community College (61.64 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Mesalands Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 26 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 690 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 690 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 197 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 493 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Hispanic
35%
7%
% Black
2%
12%
% White
36%
57%
% Unknown races
21%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.58 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,560 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,544 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,560 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,544 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Mesalands Community College was established as Tucumcari Area Vocational School (TAVS) under the Area Vocational School Act of New Mexico during the thirty-third Legislative Session of the State of New Mexico. In January 1979, an act of the Legislature authorized the establishment of an area vocational school in Tucumcari. The school was authorized to offer programs of vocational education leading to certificates and diplomas. Mesalands Community College is situated at 911 South Tenth Street in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Tumcari, located in the eastern part of the state and surrounded by scenic mesas, is recognizable by its landmark, the 5,000-ft. butte known as Tucumcari Mountain. The campus of Mesalands Community College is positioned on 23 acres, with room for future expansion. The main campus is comprised of five buildings, with three additional buildings located at other sites off the main campus. As a community college, we are here to meet your educational goals and aspirations. Whether you are interested in improving your pre-collegiate skills, training for a technical career, or preparing to transfer to a four-year institution, we can fulfill your needs. As a small college, we can provide personal attention and a caring atmosphere that is difficult to find elsewhere. Our small classes and caring faculty create a learning environment designed to make our students successful. Mesalands Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,171 per year for in-state students and $4,838 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,125 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
New Mexico community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.