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About Mesalands

Start here, go far! 

President Gregory T. Busch, Ed.D.

At Mesalands Community College we are dedicated to your success whether it is to complete the first two years at some of the lowest tuition in the nation and then transfer those credits to a bachelor’s degree at the university of your choice, pick up the skills and technology to advance your current career, or earn a high-demand technical degree and be career-ready in two years or less.  Whether you want to start a bachelors degree, learn the skills and gain the experience of a technical career from some of the best in the business, or compete in our nationally acclaimed rodeo team, Mesalands Community College will guide you in developing your unique path to achieving your goals and have fun doing it.

Mesalands is one of the few comprehensive community colleges in the nation that provides residential housing opportunities for students, a robust student life experience, and a professional support staff prepared to support you whether you are an on-campus student, a distance learning student, or a student who chooses a combination of online and traditional classroom learning.

We train for the fastest growing industries in the nation. This provides you opportunities to Lead The Way in unique careers quickly. Mesalands Community College provides access and training in careers as unique as you are. Our mission is to eliminate barriers and ensure your success.

Our students are entrepreneurs and leaders in Agri-business, Renewable Energy, Paleontology and Creative Arts and much more. We have the largest foundry in the Southwest for iron and bronze sculptures. Digital arts are utilized in 3-D printers and pioneering software for real-world applications.

Mesalands Community College can be a hands-on learning experience where adventure, fun, and mystery may meet at every turn.  Paleontology students begin digging for fossils and pre-historic bones on private dig sites in their first year. Finds are displayed in our renowned Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum on historic Route 66 and enjoyed by the community and visitors from all over the world. These finds are changing how the world understands ancient species and history and a great place to bring the family and visit our gift shop.

We couldn’t be more proud of our Southwestern culture and the academic programs that support it.  Our Agri-business specializes in artificial insemination, breeding, and livestock management. Students learn how to provide their products direct to the consumer. The Farrier Sciences partner in Equestrian studies and horsemanship by utilizing Mustangs with the National Forest Service. Students learn first-hand through our partnerships with the community, local ranches, and government management.

Create your own business with Silversmithing and Cowboy Arts. You can own your own business with the freedom to work where you want and live according to your values.

Mesalands Community College is a unique opportunity to carve your own path and Lead The Way in the career you choose.

Your success is our mission. Lead The Way and leave your mark at Mesalands Community College.

Welcome to Mesalands Community College!

Gregg Busch

Gregory T. Busch, Ed.D.