Mesalands Community College

911 S Tenth Street, Tucumcari
NM, 88401-3352
Tel: (575)461-4413
859 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:
Mesalands Community College serves 859 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
Mesalands Community College is the only community colleges within Quay County, NM.
The nearest community college is Clovis Community College (61.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mesalands Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 859 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
859 students
1,287 students
Mesalands Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
316 students
832 students
Mesalands Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 543 students
1,021 students
Mesalands Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mesalands Community College sch enrollment Mesalands Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
7%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Mesalands Community College Asian (2006-2010)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
32%
7%
Mesalands Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Mesalands Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
56%
66%
Mesalands Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Mesalands Community College sch ethnicity Mesalands Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Mesalands Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,560 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,544 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,560 $5,845
Mesalands Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,544 $10,047
Mesalands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,778 per year for in-state students and $4,391 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $6,781 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.