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Mesa State College

Also known as Colorado Mesa

1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO

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Mesa State College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Grand Junction, CO, which is a predominantly urban area. Approximately 8,100 students are enrolled per year at MSC.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs MSC offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 870 to 1080 for the SAT exam and in a range of 18 to 23 on the ACT is common among students accepted to MSC. MSC has an acceptance rate of about 80 percent of which only 47 percent decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $6,700, while out-of-state residents pay $17,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $5,400 annually. MSC may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of grants and loans.

The MSC "Mavericks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.mesastate.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Mesa State College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Mesa State College is about 9,400, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.

$13,200

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,700-$8,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $17,000-$20,760
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $240-$290 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$740 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$5,379
Receiving Student Loans61%$8,609
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Mesa State College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Mesa State College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 30%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Mesa State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

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 Mesa State 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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
83.06%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
92%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
22:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,966