University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Tel: (575)737-6200
1,705 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 1,705 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 73% 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, NM.
The nearest community college is Northern New Mexico College (33.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Taos 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 1,705 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has decreased from 75:1 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 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,705 students
1,303 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
616 students
834 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,089 students
1,040 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus sch enrollment University of New Mexico-Taos Campus sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Asian (2006-2010)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
67%
7%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
11%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Black (2006-2009)
% White
27%
66%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus More (2010-2012)
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 0.44
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,704 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,303 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,704 $5,890
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,303 $10,047
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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