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IPEDS ID: 187976
OPE ID: 00266303
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University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
4000 University Dr, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
General information:  (505) 662-5919
Website:  losalamos.unm.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  918 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
Admissionslosalamos.unm.edu/admissions/index.html
Apply Onlinewww.unm.edu/apply/
Financial Aidlosalamos.unm.edu/students/financial-aid/index.html
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/unm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransonline.unm.edu/i-am/vet.html
Disability Servicesas2.unm.edu/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates
Mission Statement
  The mission of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos is:

Preparation for Transfer…Pathways for Careers…Passion for Lifelong Learning!

UNM–LA is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. We strive to prepare students who are capable, competent, and successful through high-quality instruction and personalized attention.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty559
Instructional559
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,770$2,032$2,152$2,2243.3%
Out-of-state$4,884$5,048$5,384$5,5883.8%
Books and supplies$1,063$1,072$1,080$1,1022.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board---$9,662 -
Other---$3,934 -
Off Campus
Room and board$9,058$8,690$9,472$9,6622.0%
Other$5,078$5,078$5,154$5,2562.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,802$3,832$3,858$3,9342.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus---$16,922 -
Off Campus$16,969$16,872$17,858$18,2442.2%
Off Campus with Family$6,635$6,936$7,090$7,2602.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus---$20,286 -
Off Campus$20,083$19,888$21,090$21,6082.5%
Off Campus with Family$9,749$9,952$10,322$10,6242.9%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid16679%————
Grant or scholarship aid6679%$231,264$3,504
Federal grants3137%$146,520$4,726
Pell grants3137%$146,520$4,726
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships5869%$76,599$1,321
Institutional grants or scholarships1417%$8,145$582
Student loan aid56%$13,731$2,746
Federal student loans56%$13,731$2,746
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid156455%$2,800,528$4,965
Pell grants37436%$1,517,567$4,058
Federal student loans26225%$2,102,016$8,023
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$7,124$7,864$8,462
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$5,731$7,223$6,748
$30,001 – $48,000$7,215$8,553$7,505
$48,001 – $75,000$8,549$10,525
$75,001 – $110,000$9,748$12,157
$110,001 and more$5,498$12,157
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)918
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment49
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 20%
Part-time: 80%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 6%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 64%
25 and over: 36%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 49%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 33%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $10
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 51%
Part-time students: 12%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 11%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 8%
Female: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
White: 9%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2013 or Fall 2014, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2013 or Fall 2014, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2013]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 8%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 11%
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 6%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
Received an Associate's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
to
<2
year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-32
Business Administration and Management, General-412
Category total-714
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-02
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1
Category total-03
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-00
Teacher Assistant/Aide011
Category total011
Engineering
Engineering, General--7
Category total--7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-1-
Engineering Technology, General--2
Robotics Technology/Technician--0
Solar Energy Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-22
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-212
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-35
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant-4-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-7-
Category total-357
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Science/Fire-fighting--3
Category total--3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--17
Category total--23
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--0
Category total--0
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences--2
Category total--2
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-11
Category total-11
Grand total04663
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,213
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 0%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time100%--
200 percent of normal time100%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission7/1/1980 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations1
Liquor law violations0
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Rape0
Fondling0
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery0
Aggravated assault0
Burglary0
Motor vehicle theft0
Arson0
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate13.0%12.6%13.0%
Number in default813791730
Number in repayment6,2286,2315,608
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)