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 8,323 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • San Juan College is the only community colleges within San Juan County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to San Juan College is University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (93.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 233 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
San Juan 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 Faculty233 staff72 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of San Juan College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 362:1 over five years.
  • The San Juan College diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,323 students1,793 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,783 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students5,540 students1,189 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
31%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
17%
44%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
44%
35%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.67
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College Completion Rate
14%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$34,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% 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 grown by 50% 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 Aid83%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,260$15,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$6,495
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Acceptance Rate100%30%
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Source: 2016 (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.

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