General Information About Mesa State College
Mission Statement Mesa State College serves the citizens of Colorado, in general, with a specific emphasis on increasing college participation by residents in its 14-county region in Western Colorado. Mesa State College's mission, established by the Colorado Legislature, is contained in Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) 23-53-101: "There is hereby established a College at Grand Junction, Colorado, to be known as Mesa State College, which shall be a general baccalaureate and graduate institution with moderately selective admissions. Mesa State College shall offer liberal arts and sciences, professional, and technical degree programs and a limited number of graduate programs. Mesa State College shall also maintain a community college role and mission, including vocational career and technical education programs. Mesa State College shall receive resident credit for two-year course offerings in its commission-approved service area. Mesa State College shall also serve as a regional education provider"
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 4,079 Percent Admitted 82% Men Admitted 82% Women Admitted 82% Full Time Retention Rate 63%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 430 540 Math 420 540
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 17 22 English 16 22 Math 16 22
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 7,731 Native American 134 Asian 181 African American 134 Hispanic 705 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,047 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 17