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Mesa State College
Mesa State College 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501 Phone: (970) 248-1020
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • 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.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • 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

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