Mesa State College: Narrative Description
MESA STATE COLLEGE H-5
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mesastate.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State Colleges in Colorado. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 42-acre small town campus. Research spending 2003-04: $3500. Educational spending 2003-04: $2988 per student. Total enrollment: 6,235. Faculty: 361 (193 full-time, 168 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,986 applied, 81% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 4,612 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,580 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Consortium of State Colleges in Colorado, National Student Exchange Program. Study abroad program.
Open admission for Associate degree programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2063 full-time, $93.79 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8349 full-time, $379.52 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $661 full-time, $34.40 per hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6501. College room only: $3260. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Student Body Association, KMSA radio station, Rodeo Club, Campus Residents Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Unityfest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 959 college housing spaces available; 909 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. John U. Tomlinson Library with 247,338 books, 935,100 microform titles, 31,992 serials, 9,787 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Grand Junction is located in an irrigated valley in the heart of a vast vacationland that is also rich in energy-related natural resources. The climate is invigorating, sunny, and mild. The community has churches of many denominations, excellent public schools, library facilities, cultural programs, city parks, golf courses, tennis courts, 4 hospitals, and good transportation services including three major airlines. Recreational activities in the nearby mountains and deserts include hiking, camping, boating, river rafting, fishing, hunting, cross-country and downhill skiing, and more.
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