Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

About Mesa State College

Mesa State College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,939
Student Age% Under 2571%
 % 25 and Over29%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time73%
 % Part-time27%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.2%
 % Black2.0%
 % Asian2.5%
 % Latino8.3%
 % Native American2.1%
 % Race Unknown7.7%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted80%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled44%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,248
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,426
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans51%
 % Undergraduates with Grants56%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,748
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,298
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,062
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,518
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,518
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,058

Neighborhood Data for the Grand Junction Area

Median Age37.2
Median Household Income$48,257
Total Population57,479
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.4% 50.6%
 Age 0-955.1%44.9%
 Age 10-1748.2%51.8%
 Age 18-2450.4%49.6%
 Age 25-2951.8%48.2%
 Age 30-3951.1%48.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White88.9%
 % Black1.0%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino12.9%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,298
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,062
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$696
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50040.5%37.2%6.4%
 $500 to $74944.7%47.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%6.7%41.6%
 Over $100014.8%8.7%16.6%
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