University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus

Tel: (505)662-5919
  • As a branch campus of the largest university in the state, we are able to offer our students many of the same benefits available on the Albuquerque campus. With an average class size of 15 students, UNM-LA provides the individual attention more often found at a small liberal arts college than at a state university.
School Highlights
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus serves 848 students (21% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is the only community colleges within Los Alamos County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is Northern New Mexico College (15.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 2550% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus (NM) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 53 staff 72 staff
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 848 has grown by 65% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 325:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 848 students 1,793 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 30:1
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 178 students 604 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 670 students 1,189 students
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
60 90
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
10%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
3%
2%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
49%
44%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Black (2009-2013)
% White
42%
35%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
1%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus More (2012-2013)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Non Resident (2007-2012)
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus 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. 0.58 0.67
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
9%
13%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $42,000 $34,400
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,770 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 $4,884 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,770 $2,084
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,884 $4,620
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 87%
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $19,576 $15,750
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $10,350 $6,495
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our exceptional faculty make teaching their top priority. Because of our proximity to Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have been able to attract top faculty in many areas, including technology and the sciences, and many of our students eventually become lab employees. Los Alamos offers excellent employment opportunities in both the public and private sector and UNM-LA works closely with local employers to help students prepare for careers in fields where job prospects are good. UNM-LA currently offers 19 associate degrees and 15 certificate programs and is also an excellent place to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. UNM-LA can prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university by its offering of general education requirements and specifically those that satisfy the UNM Core Curriculum. UNM-LA encourages students to participate in campus life. Whether your interests lie with student government, art, music or community service, you'll be encouraged to contribute your talents in making UNMLA an interesting place to be. We have a beautiful campus and our Student Center is a great place to meet other students, play pool, watch movies, or get a meal. UNM-LA offers a full range of educational opportunities, including Community Education for both children and adults and Adult Basic Education classes. Through UNM's Extended University, students may complete a bachelor's or a master's degree in selected majors. UNM-LA specializes in courses geared to those completing the first two years of college and to those interested in earning a two-year associate's degree or a certificate in a particular field of study.

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