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Study at Mesa State College

Mesa State College is a public, liberal-arts college located in Grand Junction, Colorado. It was established on April 20, 1925. The college's primary campus is in Grand Junction. It also owns a separate vocational institute known as Western Colorado Community College and a smaller campus in Montrose, Colorado. Mesa State offers two-year associates degrees, four-year bachelors degrees and masters degrees in many Course Topics.

Mesa State's athletic department sponsors men's and women's sports teams in a wide variety of sports. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Mavericks and compete in NCAA Division II athletics as a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Some of the notable alumni of MSC are major league baseball player Brendan Donnelly and cartoonist Nate Nichols.

Profile of Mesa State College

Mesa State is in Grand Junction, CO. Grand Junction is a small city. The school is a public institution. Mesa State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include art studies, nutrition and exercise therapy, conservation and resource management, construction trades, and production trades.

Mesa State Selectivity

Not all applicants to Mesa State are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 540 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 550 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Mesa State are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 6, 199 students study at the school .

Student Life

Part-time study is common at Mesa State. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference athletics.

Mesa State Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

Mesa State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts184liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, history, political science, Spanish language, liberal arts and humanities, social services
Business and Management166business, accounting, MIS, business administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine113registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy62exercise science
Science51biology, physical sciences
Production Trades40machinist
Therapy and Counselling39psychology
Construction Trades29lineworker
Media28mass communication, communications tech
Art Studies23art studies, visual and performing arts
Medical Support and Technology18radiographer
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental science
Mechanics and Repair13automobile mechanics
Cooking and Culinary Arts12culinary arts
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and administration
office and Administration6office management
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama

Contact: Mesa State

Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

General Phone: (970) 248-1020

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