NMSU - Dona Ana Community College

2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011-0000
Tel: (800)903-7503
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 is Western Technical College (El Paso - 79924) (33.60 miles away).

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
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,340 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-604 students
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-1,189 students
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
10%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
75%
44%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
2%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
16%
35%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
3%
1%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
5%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.410.67
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
13%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,400
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,968$4,620
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%87%
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,340$15,750
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,624$6,495
NMSU - Dona Ana Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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. 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is equal to the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.