Mesalands Community College, located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, was founded in 1979 though the Area Vocational School Act of New Mexico and was originally known as Tucumcari Area Vocational School. In 1993 the school began offering associate of applied science degrees and was renamed to Mesa Technical College as a reflection of its expanded offerings. In 2001 the school once again changed its name, this time to the current in order to identify itself as a comprehensive community college.
Mesalands Community College offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue career training or academic transfer in order to achieve one's personal goals. Career training programs allow students to receive an education in a high demand field or industry with the purpose of seeking long term employment upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to a college or university to complete the final two years and earning a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Mesalands Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested in attending to do so through the completion of the application and payment of fees. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores, as well as possibly take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and a meeting with a counselor for new students is also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,200-$1,400
- Out-of-State: $2,200-$2,621
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $50-$60 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $91-$110 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$5,175|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Mesalands Community College may provide services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mesalands Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mesalands Community College.
- University of New Mexico - Taos Campus in Ranchos de Taos, NM (134 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus in Los Alamos, NM (153 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus in Los Lunas, NM (171 miles away)