Luna Community College

336 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 720 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 720 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,198
  • Out-state tuition: $2,230
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Luna Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Luna Community College
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
139 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Luna Community College has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Luna Community College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment
720 students
1,172 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
253 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
467 students
781 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
530 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
253 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
467 students
882 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
9%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
76%
48%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
18%
30%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.39
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
14%
25%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.99%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,200
$36,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,198 is less than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,230 is less than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,198
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$2,230
$4,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$3,346
$13,236
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$6,125
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
455
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Baseball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Luna Community College cost?
Luna Community College's tuition is approximately $1,198 for In-State students and $2,230 for Out-State students.
What sports does Luna Community College offer?
Luna Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Baseball and Softball.
What is Luna Community College's ranking?
Luna Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Mexico for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 720 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,198
  • Out-state tuition: $2,230
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,058 per year for in-state students and $4,616 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New Mexico is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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