Mesalands Community College

911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401-3352
Tel: (575)461-4413
  • 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 793 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • Mesalands Community College is the only community colleges within Quay County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to Mesalands Community College is Clovis Community College (61.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Mesalands Community College(NM) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty34 staff72 staff
Mesalands Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Mesalands Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mesalands Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment793 students1,793 students
Mesalands Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:130:1
Mesalands Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students260 students604 students
Mesalands Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students533 students1,189 students
Mesalands Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mesalands Community College Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mesalands Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Mesalands Community College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Mesalands Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mesalands Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mesalands Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mesalands Community College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Mesalands Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.67
Mesalands Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mesalands Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,200$34,400
Mesalands Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,560 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has declined by 25% 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 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,560$2,084
Mesalands Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$2,544$4,620
Mesalands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid49%86%
Mesalands Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or 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 $2,084 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.