San Juan College

Tel: 5053263311
8,323 students
Public institution
San Juan College is a learning college, committed to student success. At San Juan College, students are engaged in the learning process as full partners. The strength of the College lies in a multi-faceted mission, emphasizing smooth transitions to four-year institutions, career development, partnership programs with business and industry, and strong community service offerings.
School Highlights:
San Juan College serves 8,323 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 68%.
San Juan College is the only community colleges within San Juan County, NM.
The nearest community college is University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (93.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 233 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
College San Juan College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 233 staff
61 staff
San Juan College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,323 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,323 students 1,296 students
San Juan College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
San Juan College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,783 students
814 students
San Juan College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,540 students
1,040 students
San Juan College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
San Juan College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
San Juan College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
San Juan College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
San Juan College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
San Juan College Black (2006-2013)
% White
San Juan College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
San Juan College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
San Juan College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
San Juan College Non Resident (2011-2013)
San Juan 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. 0.68 0.68
San Juan College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,104 $5,660
San Juan College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,504 $10,250
San Juan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
San Juan College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 100% 81%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • San Juan College was founded in 1956 as the Farmington Branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, in accordance with statutes of the State of New Mexico. All classes were initially taught by part-time instructors during evening hours in facilities at Farmington High School. In 1958, the name was changed from Farmington Branch to San Juan Branch, NMSU. This name better indicated the area served by the branch. San Juan College celebrates diversity through special academic and cultural activities which enhance the community college experience. A wide range of educational opportunities is provided including academic transfer degrees, technical-occupational programs, general education classes, and non-credit offerings. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, San Juan College is a participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Project which is focused on quality principles. As the recipient of the state of New Mexico's highest quality award, San Juan College continues to emphasize improvement in all aspects of the institution. San Juan College offers a world of educational opportunities for everyone. The college is fully accredited by 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.