• Founded in 1968, the University of New Mexico-Gallup is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico and operates as a community college. It serves the approximately 75,000 residents of the region, which includes Gallup and McKinley County, and is the largest of the four UNM branch campuses.

School Highlights

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus serves 2,487 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 72%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,487 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,704
  • Out-state tuition: $4,104
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
160 staff
137 staff
This chart display total faculty of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and community college average number of faculty in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,487 students
1,649 students
This chart display the total enrollment of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and community college average number of enrollment of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and community college average student staff ratio of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
885 students
460 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,602 students
1,189 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NM.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
363 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
62%
10%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of Asian community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
20%
50%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of Black community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
9%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of White community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.57
0.66
This chart display the diversity score of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the community college average diversity score of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
17%
24%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,000
$34,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NM by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,704 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,104 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,704
$2,084
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,104
$4,620
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$18,750
$16,082
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,983
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
34%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
455
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Our campus is located on 64 acres in New Mexico's breathtaking High Desert Country. The college also includes the 25,000-square-foot Zuni South Campus, a 2500-square-foot facility on Gallup's North Side, as well as other learning sites at Ramah, Navajo and Smith Lake. Today, we are a comprehensive vocational and transfer institution that offers Certificates in 27 disciplines and Associate's Degrees in 36 programs. We also offer Bachelor's Degrees from UNM's Extended University in five programs, and Master's Degrees in three programs. We have an operating budget of $12 million, with $3 million coming from grants, for a total of $15 million. Our college offers a number of diverse programs to meet the needs of our population. Among them: New Mexico's first Middle College High School; a career vocational program, Center for Career and Technical Education, which draws students from local high schools; Adult Basic Education, which encompasses earning a GED, basic skills, English as a second language, life skills, workplace skills and citizenship; Workforce Development programs; Community Education; and a Transitional Studies Department, which will target the success of minority students and under-served students by emphasis on developmental Math and English skills. Our largest programs are in the Nursing and Health Careers Department. As a UNM branch, the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,487 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,704
  • Out-state tuition: $4,104
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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