University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

Tel: (505)662-5919
764 students
Public institution
As a branch campus of the largest university in the state, we are able to offer our students many of the same benefits available on the Albuquerque campus. With an average class size of 15 students, UNM-LA provides the individual attention more often found at a small liberal arts college than at a state university.
School Highlights:
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus serves 764 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is the only community colleges within Los Alamos County, NM.
The nearest community college is Northern New Mexico College (15.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 350% over five years.
College University of New Mexico-Los Alamos 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 27 staff
61 staff
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 764 has grown by 103% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 94:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 764 students 1,296 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
21:1
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 191 students
814 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 573 students
1,040 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
43%
21%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Black (2008-2013)
% White
42%
51%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Unknown (2006-2013)
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus 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. 0.63 0.68
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $764 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $764 $5,660
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Our exceptional faculty make teaching their top priority. Because of our proximity to Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have been able to attract top faculty in many areas, including technology and the sciences, and many of our students eventually become lab employees. Los Alamos offers excellent employment opportunities in both the public and private sector and UNM-LA works closely with local employers to help students prepare for careers in fields where job prospects are good. UNM-LA currently offers 19 associate degrees and 15 certificate programs and is also an excellent place to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. UNM-LA can prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university by its offering of general education requirements and specifically those that satisfy the UNM Core Curriculum. UNM-LA encourages students to participate in campus life. Whether your interests lie with student government, art, music or community service, you'll be encouraged to contribute your talents in making UNMLA an interesting place to be. We have a beautiful campus and our Student Center is a great place to meet other students, play pool, watch movies, or get a meal. UNM-LA offers a full range of educational opportunities, including Community Education for both children and adults and Adult Basic Education classes. Through UNM's Extended University, students may complete a bachelor's or a master's degree in selected majors. UNM-LA specializes in courses geared to those completing the first two years of college and to those interested in earning a two-year associate's degree or a certificate in a particular field of study.

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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.