New Mexico State University Dona Ana

New Mexico State University Dona Ana

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is a community college located in Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, United States. It was founded in 1973. The college was established in order to provide vocational and technical education opportunities to residents of Dona Ana County. It is a branch of New Mexico State University. The college offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

The central campus of Dona Ana Community College is spread across an area of 15 acres. It is adjacent to NMSU's main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It also has a secondary campus, East Mesa Campus, and two South County Centers. There are many student clubs and organizations on campus. Some of these are the DEBUG Club, Drafting and Graphics Association (DAGA), Hispanic Student Association (HSA), and Kappa Beta Delta (Alpha Nu Chapter).

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New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
3400 S Espina
Las Cruces , NM 88003-8001
General Phone: (575) 527-7500

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New Mexico State Dona Ana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts369general studies, library assistant, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine86EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, health aide
Office and Administration64administrative assistant, general office occupations
Education and Teaching50education, early childhood education, teacher aide
Medical Support and Technology37dental assistant, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and safety
Business and Management29business, sales and marketing, retail
Computer Science and Engineering24data processing tech, webmastering
Engineering Technician22electronics tech, water quality and recycling tech, drafting, architectural drafting, civil drafting
Mechanics and Repair13HVAC, automobile mechanics
Medical Administration11medical billing
Media11digital communications, photo and film tech, animation and special effects
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Construction Trades5carpentry, lineworker, property management, pipefitting
Production Trades3welding
Architecture and Planning1architectural tech
Family and Social Work0adult development and aging, child care provider

Number of programs and degrees for New Mexico State Dona Ana in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree64016
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11729
Award of less than 1 academic year111

New Mexico State Dona Ana Student Body

In 2007-2008, New Mexico State Dona Ana had a total enrollment of 7,803 students (4,452 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 3%
Hispanic 58%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico86%
State unknown5%

New Mexico State Dona Ana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 62 %

New Mexico State Dona Ana Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Las Cruces, 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.

New Mexico State Dona Ana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,226
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,552
Books and supplies $ 998

Financial Aid:
New Mexico State Dona Ana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265702)

New Mexico State Dona Ana Faculty

New Mexico State Dona Ana has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3036
Non-tenured and not on tenure track710

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$69,6614$71,363
Associate professorcalendar year2*7$64,926
Assistant professorcalendar year5$59,4365$57,713
Instructorcalendar year3$52,0294$53,382
No academic rankcalendar year0*3$58,667
All faculty totalcalendar year17$62,33323$61,653

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$52,2628$53,402
Associate professoracademic year7$47,2717$49,301
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,72410$44,591
Instructoracademic year21$41,20314$40,329
No academic rankacademic year5$42,0202*
All faculty totalacademic year48$44,05941$45,503

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

New Mexico State Dona Ana Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Administration
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Aide
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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