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Academic Achievement

2016-2017 Academic Profile

Student Demographics

In the Fall of 2016, Mesalands Community College had a headcount of 869 students. Of these 57% were male and 43% were female. The ethnic diversity was 3% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0%  Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% Black/African American, 39% Hispanic/Latino, 24% White, 9%  Two or More Races, and 0% Non-Resident Alien.

Retention Rates

For the Fall of 2015, 67% of first-time, full-time undergraduate students, returned in the Fall of 2016. The part-time student retention rate was 56%.

Graduation and Completion Rates

158 degrees and certificates were awarded in 2016.

The 3-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students entering in Fall 2013 was 51%.
The 3-year transfer-out rate was 7%.

For the graduates in 2016, 79% were placed in jobs or continued their education.*

*New Mexico Independent Community College Accountability in Government Act Report

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