Luna Community College

Tel: (505)454-2500
1,440 students
Public institution
Luna Community College is an institution of higher learning committed to serving the changing needs of its student population and the surrounding communities. Its mission is to provide comprehensive education, preparation for relevant employment, and opportunities for life-long learning.
School Highlights
Luna Community College serves 1,440 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
Luna Community College is the only community colleges within San Miguel County, NM.
The nearest community college is Santa Fe Community College (42.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
College Luna Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 30 staff
62 staff
Luna Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,440 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,440 students 1,371 students
Luna Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
22:1
Luna Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 433 students
779 students
Luna Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,007 students
1,083 students
Luna Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Luna Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Luna Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
5%
Luna Community College Asian (2011-2014)
% Hispanic
76%
20%
Luna Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
18%
49%
Luna Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Luna Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Luna Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.39 0.70
Luna Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,198 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,230 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,198 $5,664
Luna Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,230 $10,360
Luna Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
90%
Luna Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Luna Community College continues to be an outstanding institution of higher education. With a strong history of vocational-technical education, which began in 1970, and becoming a comprehensive community college in 1997, Luna Community College is dedicated to excellence in meeting the needs of students. With a broadened focus, Luna Community College offers the first two years of a Baccalaureate Degree and various Associate Degrees and Certificates, which meet the needs of students in Business and Professional Studies, Vocational Education, Technologies, Health Sciences and Developmental Education. Luna Community College (LCC) is the only community college in northeastern New Mexico. LCC is located in the lower slopes of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range overlooking the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico. LCC enjoys an outstanding reputation for its caliber of facilities, teaching methods, curricula, and dedication to excellence. Luna Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,171 per year for in-state students and $4,838 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,125 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.