• 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 2,196 students (21% 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 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 72%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,196 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,561
  • Out-state tuition: $4,182
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • 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 95% over five years.
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
137 staff
137 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,196 students
1,649 students
This chart display the total enrollment of University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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
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# Full-Time Students
460 students
460 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,736 students
1,189 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.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
363 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
10%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
65%
50%
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% Black
1%
3%
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% White
22%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University of New Mexico-Valencia County 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
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
3%
4%
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
0.52
0.66
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 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
24%
24%
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 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-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 $2,084. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% 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 declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,561
$2,084
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 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,182
$4,620
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
87%
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 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-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 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-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 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

  • 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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,196 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,561
  • Out-state tuition: $4,182
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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 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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