Luna Community College

Tel: (505)454-2500
1,667 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 1,667 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 56:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 67%.
Luna Community College is the only community colleges within San Miguel County, NM.
The nearest community college is Santa Fe Community College (42.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
Luna Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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
59 staff
Luna Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,667 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 56:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,667 students
1,282 students
Luna Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 56:1
Luna Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
547 students
810 students
Luna Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,120 students
1,017 students
Luna Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Luna Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Luna Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Luna Community College Asian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
Luna Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Luna Community College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Luna Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Luna Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.28 0.53
Luna Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,198 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,230 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,198 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,230 $10,294
Luna Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Luna Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 0.53. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.