San Juan College

San Juan College

San Juan College is a community college, located in Farmington, New Mexico. It was established as a branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts in 1956. After a county election held in 1981, it became an independent community college. SJC offers more than 72 different degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study. The college is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Business and Information Technology Studies (BITS)
  • School of Continuing Education and Community Development
  • School of Energy
  • School of Extended Learning
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Science
  • School of Trades and Technology

SJC's campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of them are American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Alpha Eta Rho, Dirty Mud Lovers Club and ESCAPE (Edge Student Committee Achieving Personal Excellence).

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San Juan College
4601 College Blvd
Farmington , NM 87402-4699
General Phone: (505) 326-3311

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San Juan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts125liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair101industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Family and Social Work70child care provider, public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Engineering Technician44electrical/electronic tech, instrumentation tech, solar energy tech, water quality and recycling tech, industrial tech, surveying tech, drafting
Transportation38commercial pilot and flight crew
Medical Administration26medical records tech
Education and Teaching24education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Business and Management21business management, accounting technology, management information systems
Medical Support and Technology19dental hygienist, veterinary assistant
Computer Science and Engineering19data processing tech
Office and Administration16administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling13physical therapist assistant
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Beauty and Cosmetology10cosmetology
Production Trades8machine shop assistant, welding
Science7biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Construction Trades3carpentry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2parks and recreation studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Law1legal assistant
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management

Number of programs and degrees for San Juan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree42447
Award of less than 1 academic year3212
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16819
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years43

San Juan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, San Juan College had a total enrollment of 6,991 students (4,204 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 1%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 1%
American Indian 31%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 13%
20-21 11%
22-24 13%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 15%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

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

New Mexico86%

San Juan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 36 %

San Juan College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Farmington, 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.

San Juan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 960
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
San Juan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 266000)

San Juan College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: 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 year6$56,1615$60,849
Associate professoracademic year9$53,9896$55,180
Assistant professoracademic year23$52,41322$52,136
Instructoracademic year12$44,67213$48,218
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year51$51,05847$52,368

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

San Juan College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Construction Trades

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Solar Energy Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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