University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus

Tel: (505)925-8500
  • 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 2,321 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus is the only community colleges within Valencia County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is Central New Mexico Community College (24.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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 82 staff 72 staff
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,321 has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,321 students 1,793 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 30:1
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 876 students 604 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,445 students 1,189 students
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
10%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
61%
44%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
2%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Black (2007-2013)
% White
33%
35%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Non Resident (2007-2012)
% Unknown races
1%
5%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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. 0.52 0.67
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
13%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $42,000 $34,400
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,561 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,182 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,561 $2,084
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,182 $4,620
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 87%
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $19,576 $15,750
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $10,350 $6,495
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.