• The mission of the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus is to provide community residents with lifelong educational opportunities in order to better prepare them to actively participate in the world as productive, responsible and creative individuals. The Valencia Campus, a branch college of UNM, is an open-access, student-centered institution which offers a variety of associate degrees, certificate and credential programs. Our courses provide basic skills, transfer credits, technical career training and non-credit community education.

School Highlights

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus serves 1,435 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,435 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,561
  • Out-state tuition: $4,182
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
137 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus has declined by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,435 students
1,046 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
330 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,105 students
781 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NM.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
990 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
330 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,105 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
9%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
70%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
1%
2%
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% White
23%
30%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.46
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the community college average diversity score of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.51%
1.51%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.99%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,000
$34,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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 $1,561 is less than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,182 is less than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,561
$2,058
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,182
$4,616
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$18,500
$13,236
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,125
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Beginning with a student population of about 300 students in 1981, UNM-Valencia Campus now serves thousands of students a year in college transfer and career programs, adult basic education classes, job training courses, and a wide range of community and cultural activities for kids, seniors, and everyone in between. Since the UNM-Valencia campus was opened in 1986, more than 1550 students have graduated from the college in certificate and degree programs. Our students have gone on to successful careers in teaching, public service, business, electronics, computer-aided drafting, and medical-related fields. The University of New Mexico Valencia Campus is located in Tome, New Mexico, halfway between Belen and Los Lunas, the two main population centers of Valencia County. The campus occupies 150 acres of rural land overlooking the Rio Grande Valley to the west, the Manzano Mountains to the east, and historic Tome Hill to the north. The campus includes seven buildings designed in a modern, Southwestern style. UNM Valencia Campus received a prestigious award from the New Mexico Society of Architecture for its outstanding landscaping. As a branch college of the University of New Mexico, UNM Valencia Campus is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and secondary Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus cost?

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus's tuition is approximately $1,561 for In-State students and $4,182 for Out-State students.

What is University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus's ranking?

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Mexico for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,435 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,561
  • Out-state tuition: $4,182
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,058 per year for in-state students and $4,616 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New Mexico is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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