University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

280 La Entrada, Los Lunas
NM, 87031-7633
Tel: (505)925-8500
2,382 students
Public institution
The mission of the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus is to provide community residents with lifelong educational opportunities in order to better prepare them to actively participate in the world as productive, responsible and creative individuals. The Valencia Campus, a branch college of UNM, is an open-access, student-centered institution which offers a variety of associate degrees, certificate and credential programs. Our courses provide basic skills, transfer credits, technical career training and non-credit community education.
School Highlights:
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus serves 2,382 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus is the only community colleges within Valencia County, NM.
The nearest community college is Central New Mexico Community College (24.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,382 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,382 students
1,303 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,135 students
834 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,247 students
1,040 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus sch enrollment University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Asian (2006-2008)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
64%
7%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
11%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Black (2006-2012)
% White
33%
66%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus More (2010-2012)
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus sch ethnicity University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus sta ethnicity
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. 0.48 0.44
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,561 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,182 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,561 $5,890
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,182 $10,050
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Beginning with a student population of about 300 students in 1981, UNM-Valencia Campus now serves thousands of students a year in college transfer and career programs, adult basic education classes, job training courses, and a wide range of community and cultural activities for kids, seniors, and everyone in between. Since the UNM-Valencia campus was opened in 1986, more than 1550 students have graduated from the college in certificate and degree programs. Our students have gone on to successful careers in teaching, public service, business, electronics, computer-aided drafting, and medical-related fields. The University of New Mexico Valencia Campus is located in Tome, New Mexico, halfway between Belen and Los Lunas, the two main population centers of Valencia County. The campus occupies 150 acres of rural land overlooking the Rio Grande Valley to the west, the Manzano Mountains to the east, and historic Tome Hill to the north. The campus includes seven buildings designed in a modern, Southwestern style. UNM Valencia Campus received a prestigious award from the New Mexico Society of Architecture for its outstanding landscaping. As a branch college of the University of New Mexico, UNM Valencia Campus is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and secondary Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,778 per year for in-state students and $4,391 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $6,781 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.