San Juan College

  • San Juan College is a learning college, committed to student success. At San Juan College, students are engaged in the learning process as full partners. The strength of the College lies in a multi-faceted mission, emphasizing smooth transitions to four-year institutions, career development, partnership programs with business and industry, and strong community service offerings.

School Highlights

San Juan College serves 6,741 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 72%.

Top Rankings

San Juan College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 683 teachers has grown by 124% over five years.
San Juan College(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty683 staff137 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of San Juan College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 362:1 over five years.
The San Juan College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,741 students1,649 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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# Full-Time Students2,376 students460 students
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# Part-Time Students4,365 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
33%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
18%
50%
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% Black
1%
3%
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% White
39%
28%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.66
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College Completion Rate
28%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$34,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,104$2,084
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,504$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,625$16,082
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,750$6,500
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Acceptance Rate100%34%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • San Juan College was founded in 1956 as the Farmington Branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, in accordance with statutes of the State of New Mexico. All classes were initially taught by part-time instructors during evening hours in facilities at Farmington High School. In 1958, the name was changed from Farmington Branch to San Juan Branch, NMSU. This name better indicated the area served by the branch. San Juan College celebrates diversity through special academic and cultural activities which enhance the community college experience. A wide range of educational opportunities is provided including academic transfer degrees, technical-occupational programs, general education classes, and non-credit offerings. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, San Juan College is a participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Project which is focused on quality principles. As the recipient of the state of New Mexico's highest quality award, San Juan College continues to emphasize improvement in all aspects of the institution. San Juan College offers a world of educational opportunities for everyone. The college is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to San Juan College is University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (93.0 miles away).
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