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 1,093 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Top Rankings

Luna Community College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty30 staff72 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Luna Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Luna Community College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,093 students1,664 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:126:1
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# Full-Time Students292 students412 students
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# Part-Time Students801 students1,252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
80%
47%
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% Black
1%
3%
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% White
15%
30%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.340.68
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College Completion Rate
30%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$34,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,198 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% 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 Aid92%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,160$15,850
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Luna Community College is Santa Fe Community College (41.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,207 students | 41.60 Mi6401 Richards Ave
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    (505) 428-1000
    41.604,207
  • Southwestern College
    Private not-for-profit
    176 students | 44.60 Mi3960 San Felipe Road
    Santa Fe, NM 87507
    (505) 467-6805
    44.60176
  • 1,219 students | 51.70 Mi1157 County Road 110
    Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
    (575) 737-6200
    51.701,219
  • 926 students | 53.30 Mi921 Paseo de Onate
    Espanola, NM 87532
    (505) 747-2100
    53.30926
  • 871 students | 62.20 Mi4000 University Dr
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    (505) 662-5919
    62.20871
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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,084 per year for in-state students and $4,620 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.