Mesalands Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,512
2022 Average Net Price
$8,616
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
824
15.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.3%
34 Graduates

About

Mesalands Community College is a higher education institution located in Quay County, NM. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Mesalands Community College were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (12 degrees awarded), General Art Studies (3 degrees), and Paleontology (2 degrees).

In 2022, 277 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mesalands Community College. 10.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 89.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (151 degrees), 2.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mesalands Community College is $1,512, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mesalands Community College is $1,512, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,616.

In 2022, 12% of undergraduate students attending Mesalands Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,512
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mesalands Community College was $1,512. The cost of tuition at Mesalands Community College is $−6,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,616
2022 Value
38.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mesalands Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,616. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mesalands Community College grew by 38.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,564
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mesalands Community College was of $6,564 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

12% of undergraduate students at Mesalands Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 29.4% with respect to 2021, when 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Mesalands Community College had a total enrollment of 824 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mesalands Community College is 126 students and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 15.3% of students enrolled at Mesalands Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mesalands Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43% Hispanic or Latino, 35.3% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 3.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mesalands Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

15.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mesalands Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 824 students. The full-time enrollment at Mesalands Community College is 126 and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 15.3% of students enrolled at Mesalands Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mesalands Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Mesalands Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    354 enrolled students
  2. White
    291 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mesalands Community College is 43% Hispanic or Latino, 35.3% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 3.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 98 students (11.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 217 fewer women than men received degrees from Mesalands Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mesalands Community College is white (151 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Mesalands Community College is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (12 degrees awarded), followed by General Art Studies (3 degrees) and Paleontology (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mesalands Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (239 degrees awarded), Precision Production (7 degrees), and Physical Sciences (2 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,656,693 people), Secondary school teachers (505,664 people), Education administrators (278,574 people), Other managers (249,876 people), and Postsecondary teachers (227,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (239 degrees awarded), Precision Production (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College are Engineering Technologies (239 degrees awarded), Precision Production (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,922,091 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (465,542 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (226,721 people), Computer Systems Design (215,576 people), and Construction (143,413 people).

The most specialized majors at Mesalands Community College are Engineering Technologies (239 degrees awarded), Precision Production (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (2 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mesalands Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 12 degrees awarded
  2. 3 degrees awarded
  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Mesalands Community College was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 12 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

247
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
30
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 247 degrees were awarded to men at Mesalands Community College, which is 8.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (30).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 228 degrees were awarded to men at Mesalands Community College in Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology, which is 20.7 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Mesalands Community College in Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology, which is 0.0482 times less than the 228 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Mesalands Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mesalands Community College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    151 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mesalands Community College is white (151 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

6.5% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    136 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mesalands Community College is white male (136 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (62 degrees).

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Operations

Mesalands Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $943k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.17k (0.336%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Mesalands Community College had a total salary expenditure of 6.57M. Mesalands Community College employs 9 Associate professors, 8 Professors. Most academics at Mesalands Community College are Male Professor (6), Male Associate professor (6), and Female Associate professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mesalands Community College are: Management, with 10 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Endowment

$943k
2022 Endowment
27.4%
decline from 2021

Mesalands Community College has an endowment valued at about $943k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mesalands Community College declined 27.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.27M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.27M
2022 Salaries
5.24%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mesalands Community College paid a median of $3.27M in salaries, which represents 49.7% of their overall expenditure ($6.57M) and a 5.24% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.1M
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mesalands Community College paid a total of $1.1M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mesalands Community College were Associate professor with 9 employees, and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mesalands Community College were Management with 10 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mesalands Community College was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Associate professor with 3 employees.

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