911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 877 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 72%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 877 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,560
  • Out-state tuition: $2,544
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 61%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Mesalands Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Mesalands Community College
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
64 staff
137 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mesalands Community College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Mesalands Community College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
877 students
1,649 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
170 students
460 students
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# Part-Time Students
707 students
1,189 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
363 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
39%
50%
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% Black
3%
3%
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% White
39%
28%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
16%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.67
0.66
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College Completion Rate
46%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$24,200
$34,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,560 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,544 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,560
$2,084
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$2,544
$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,750
n/a
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2019)
$2,313
$6,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
34%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
455
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 877 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,560
  • Out-state tuition: $2,544
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 61%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,084 per year for in-state students and $4,620 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,613 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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