University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Tel: (575)737-6200
1,857 students
Public institution
The University of New Mexico - Taos is a branch community college of the University of New Mexico. We offer Associate degree and vocational Certificate programs, adult basic education (ABE and GED), workforce training, and courses for personal enrichment.
School Highlights:
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus serves 1,857 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus is the only community colleges within Taos County County, NM.
The nearest community college is Northern New Mexico College (33.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 218% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus 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 51 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,857 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 76:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,857 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
522 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,335 students
1,017 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus sch enrollment University of New Mexico-Taos Campus sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
% Hispanic
66%
7%
% White
24%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus sch ethnicity University of New Mexico-Taos 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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,800 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,560 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,800 $5,740
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $10,252
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

At UNM-Taos we offer a wide variety of courses, certifications and degrees taught by talented professionals in Northern New Mexico. Academic programs are grouped into six Academies: Arts and Culture, Business and Computer Technology, Professions and Liberal Arts, Holistic Health and Human Services, Science and Natural Resources and Trades and Industry. Each academy offers degree and certificate programs as well as courses for personal enrichment and general enrichment. The faculty of UNM-Taos is predominately part-time with a few who hold both teaching and administrative positions. All UNM-Taos faculty receive approval from the appropriate departments of the University of New Mexico. In addition many have had years of experience working and/or teaching and enjoy outstanding reputations in their fields. UNM-Taos offers a diverse selection of for-credit and non-credit Community Education courses. The program provides residents of Taos and the surrounding area with lifelong learning opportunities for personal and professional growth. Courses are offered as workshops or on a regularly scheduled basis and are instructed by qualified and experienced Instructors. UNM-Taos programs are 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 $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 0.63, 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.