Luna Community College

  • Luna Community College is an institution of higher learning committed to serving the changing needs of its student population and the surrounding communities. Its mission is to provide comprehensive education, preparation for relevant employment, and opportunities for life-long learning.
School Highlights
  • Luna Community College serves 1,440 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • Luna Community College is the only community colleges within San Miguel County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to Luna Community College is Santa Fe Community College (42.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Luna Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Luna Community College(NM) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty30 staff72 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Luna Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Luna Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,440 students1,793 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:130:1
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# Full-Time Students433 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students1,007 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
10%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
75%
44%
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% Black
-
2%
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% White
18%
35%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.400.67
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College Completion Rate
18%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$34,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,198 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $2,230 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,198$2,084
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,230$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%86%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$15,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,495
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Luna Community College continues to be an outstanding institution of higher education. With a strong history of vocational-technical education, which began in 1970, and becoming a comprehensive community college in 1997, Luna Community College is dedicated to excellence in meeting the needs of students. With a broadened focus, Luna Community College offers the first two years of a Baccalaureate Degree and various Associate Degrees and Certificates, which meet the needs of students in Business and Professional Studies, Vocational Education, Technologies, Health Sciences and Developmental Education. Luna Community College (LCC) is the only community college in northeastern New Mexico. LCC is located in the lower slopes of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range overlooking the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico. LCC enjoys an outstanding reputation for its caliber of facilities, teaching methods, curricula, and dedication to excellence. Luna Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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