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.
- The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Luna Community College||(NM) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||30 staff||72 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,440 students||1,793 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||48:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||433 students||604 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,007 students||1,189 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,200||$34,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Luna Community College is Santa Fe Community College (41.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,242 students | 41.60 Mi6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe,  NM  87508
- 1,793 students | 51.70 Mi1157 County Road 110
Ranchos De Taos,  NM  87557
- 1,371 students | 53.30 Mi921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola,  NM  87532
- 848 students | 62.20 Mi4000 University Dr
Los Alamos,  NM  87544
- 892 students | 83.40 Mi4400 Cutler Avenue NE
Albuquerque,  NM  87110
We continue to report on the ongoing saga in the California community college system. Schools are now opening for fall semester with fewer courses due to serious budget cuts, and students are feeling the academic pain.
The role of community colleges in the world of higher education has expanded over the years and, as the country works to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, they may be more important now than ever. Read on to learn more about the changing role of community colleges.
Colleges across the country are struggling to recover from the massive upheaval to the 2019-20 semester wrought by COVID-19. Housing refunds and slashed budgets are bound to have long-term impacts for the institutions that survive. Some experts suggest community colleges may be the best equipped to ride out the storm and may have the greatest impact in helping America recover.