University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Tel: (575)737-6200
  • The University of New Mexico - Taos is a branch community college of the University of New Mexico. We offer Associate degree and vocational Certificate programs, adult basic education (ABE and GED), workforce training, and courses for personal enrichment.
School Highlights
  • University of New Mexico-Taos Campus serves 1,793 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • University of New Mexico-Taos Campus is the only community colleges within Taos County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is Northern New Mexico College (33.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus (NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 51 staff 72 staff
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,793 has grown by 70% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 90:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,793 students 1,793 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1 30:1
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 604 students 604 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,189 students 1,189 students
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
10%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
66%
44%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Black (2007-2010)
% White
24%
35%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Non Resident (2010-2012)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
University of New Mexico-Taos 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. 0.50 0.67
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
-
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $42,000 -
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,902 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,782 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,902 $2,084
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,782 $4,620
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 87%
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $19,576 -
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $10,350 -
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Government Art Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,
Student Government,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At UNM-Taos we offer a wide variety of courses, certifications and degrees taught by talented professionals in Northern New Mexico. Academic programs are grouped into six Academies: Arts and Culture, Business and Computer Technology, Professions and Liberal Arts, Holistic Health and Human Services, Science and Natural Resources and Trades and Industry. Each academy offers degree and certificate programs as well as courses for personal enrichment and general enrichment. The faculty of UNM-Taos is predominately part-time with a few who hold both teaching and administrative positions. All UNM-Taos faculty receive approval from the appropriate departments of the University of New Mexico. In addition many have had years of experience working and/or teaching and enjoy outstanding reputations in their fields. UNM-Taos offers a diverse selection of for-credit and non-credit Community Education courses. The program provides residents of Taos and the surrounding area with lifelong learning opportunities for personal and professional growth. Courses are offered as workshops or on a regularly scheduled basis and are instructed by qualified and experienced Instructors. UNM-Taos programs are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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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.