NMSU - Dona Ana Community College

School Highlights
  • NMSU - Dona Ana Community College serves 8,340 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • NMSU - Dona Ana Community College is the only community colleges within Dona Ana County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to NMSU - Dona Ana Community College is Western Technical College (El Paso - 79924) (33.6 miles away).

Top Placements

NMSU - Dona Ana Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 245 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty245 staff72 staff
This chart display total faculty of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and community college average number of faculty in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The NMSU - Dona Ana Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,340 students1,793 students
This chart display the total enrollment of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and community college average number of enrollment of NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and community college average student staff ratio of NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students-604 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of NM by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
# Part-Time Students-1,189 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of NM by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
10%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
75%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
16%
35%
This chart display the percentage of White students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of White community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Non Resident races
3%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score0.410.67
This chart display the diversity score of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the community college average diversity score of NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
11%
13%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NM by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NM by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,872 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,968 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,872$2,084
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,968$4,620
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NM by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NMSU - Dona Ana Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

Recent Articles
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Community college enrollment is in decline, but some schools are refusing to roll over. Read on to learn the factors impacting enrollment rates and what some schools are doing to stay afloat.
In a time of change, the LGBTQ community is receiving more support than ever and the world is changing with each passing year. As a young adult member of the LGBTQ community, you have unique opportunities to take advantage of when preparing to enter college if you choose to. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to see during your college search and how best to prepare for your freshman year.
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. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,613 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.