Mesalands Community College

Mesalands Community College

Mesalands Community College, which is located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, was formerly known as Tucumcari Area Vocational School (TAVS). It is situated 100 miles west of Amarillo, Texas.

Mesalands Community College is well known for its unique programs in paleontology and geology. The college's location augments its' programs because the land is brimming with rocks dating back to the Mesozoic period and containing fossils from dinosaur imprints to mammoth tusks.

The institute is also home to the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Apart from these courses, the college is famous for its farrier science program that provides education on the farrier business and development of skills for becoming a farrier. Livestock judging, building programs and fine arts bronze are some of the other programs for which the college is known.

The Rodeo Club introduced as Mesalands intercollegiate sport in 1998 provides students the opportunity to develop their skills and participate in various rodeo events. The college is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

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Contacting Mesalands Community College

Mesalands Community College
911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari , NM 88401-3352
General Phone: (575) 461-4413

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Mesalands Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering52computer and info science
Family and Social Work40child care provider, social work, social service professions
Transportation20truck and bus driver
Agricultural Science and Management17agricultural management, agricultural operations
Liberal Arts13liberal arts and humanities
Animal Science and Care10animal services, animal science
Education and Teaching6education
Fine Arts4sculpture
Mechanics and Repair3automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2pre-nursing
Business and Management2business management, accounting technology
Engineering Technician1engineering technician
Office and Administration0general office occupations
Beauty and Cosmetology0cosmetology
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Construction Trades0carpentry

Number of programs and degrees for Mesalands Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1317
Associate's degree3520
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years45

Mesalands Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mesalands Community College had a total enrollment of 635 students (550 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 1%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 13%
20-21 5%
22-24 6%
25-29 12%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 14%
50-64 14%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico84%
(International Students)1%

Mesalands Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 56 %

Mesalands Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Tucumcari, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mesalands Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,676
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,606
Books and supplies $ 1,177

Financial Aid:
Mesalands Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3206300)

Mesalands Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track123

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$43,4800*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$43,4800*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year9$38,5813$39,662
All faculty totalacademic year9$38,5813$39,662

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mesalands Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports42731

Mesalands Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Other
Animal Sciences, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services


Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Remedial classes for students
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