University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Tel: (505)925-8500
2,295 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 2,295 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
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 (24.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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 65 staff
61 staff
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,295 has grown by 58% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,295 students 1,315 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
22:1
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 998 students
815 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,297 students
1,061 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
62%
20%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Black (2006-2013)
% White
27%
49%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Non Resident (2006-2013)
University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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. 0.54 0.70
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,561 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,182 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,561 $5,590
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,182 $10,086
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $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.