Mesalands Community College

  • 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).

Top Placements

Mesalands Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mesalands Community College(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty34 staff72 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Mesalands Community College has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment793 students1,793 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:130:1
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# Full-Time Students260 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students533 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
8%
10%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
40%
44%
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% Black
3%
2%
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% White
41%
35%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.660.67
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College Completion Rate
44%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,200$34,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,544$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid49%87%
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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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