Luna Community College

Luna Community College

Luna Community College, also known as LCC, was established in 1969 and is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. LCC has two satellite centers in Santa Rosa, New Mexico and North-easterner NM towns of Mora. Majors are offered a number of fields such as business & professional studies, developmental education, health sciences, health sciences, and technologies among others. Associate's degrees are awarded in Arts and Applied Science by LCC. In addition to this, LCC also provides a number of certification courses and community education.

LCC's athletics department fields various sports teams. The college teams are nicknamed as the Rough Riders. The Rough Riders participate in sports including baseball, and softball. LCC has an active student life and is home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Luna Community College
Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas , NM 87701
General Phone: (505) 454-2500

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Luna Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management20business management, accounting
Liberal Arts20liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Education and Teaching14teacher ed, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Engineering Technician8electronics tech, industrial tech, drafting
Mechanics and Repair7autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement6corrections, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Cooking and Culinary Arts5chef training
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer programming
Office and Administration3office management, administrative assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology3cosmetology
Production Trades3welding
Medical Support and Technology3dental assistant
Construction Trades1carpentry, electrician
Media0graphic communications courses

Number of programs and degrees for Luna Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5420
Associate's degree10217

Luna Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Luna Community College had a total enrollment of 2,112 students (1,099 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 12%
Black 1%
Hispanic 83%
Asian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 18%
20-21 8%
22-24 7%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 9%
65+ 2%

Luna Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 23 %

Luna Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Las Vegas, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Luna Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,006
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,942
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Luna Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 996200)

Luna Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1219

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year12$33,27119$36,233
All faculty totalacademic year12$33,27119$36,233

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Luna Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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