University Of New Mexico Taos Branch

University Of New Mexico Taos Branch

University of New Mexico Taos Branch, established in 1889, is one of the campuses of University of New Mexico (UNM), a public university located in New Mexico, United States. The main campus of the university is located in Albuquerque with branches in Gallup, Los Alamos, and Valencia County. Students are offered a wide variety of graduate and postgraduate programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Academy of Arts and Culture
  • Academy of Business and Computer Technology
  • Academy of Holistic Health and Human Services
  • Academy of Professions and Liberal Arts
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Academy of Trades and Industry

UNM Taos has a Student Government that looks after the interests of students. Several student clubs are also a part of the university. Some of the clubs include the Chinese Culture Club, Taos Howl, Newspaper Club, and Art Club. Financial aid is provided to deserving students at UNM Taos.

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Contacting UNM Taos

University of New Mexico-Taos Branch
115 Civic Plaza Dr
Taos , NM 87571-6401
General Phone: (505) 737-6200

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UNM Taos Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts10liberal arts and sciences, general studies, peace and conflict resolution, social services
Education and Teaching5education, early childhood education
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Science4physical sciences
Cooking and Culinary Arts4chef training
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3alternative medicine
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work1social work
Business and Management1business management

Number of programs and degrees for UNM Taos in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years125
Associate's degree239
Award of less than 1 academic year31

UNM Taos Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNM Taos had a total enrollment of 1,072 students (568 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 1%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 1%
American Indian 7%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 10%
20-21 6%
22-24 7%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 14%
65+ 4%

UNM Taos Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 29 %

UNM Taos Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Taos, 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.

UNM Taos Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,368
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,264
Books and supplies $ 920

Financial Aid:
UNM Taos participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 266304)

UNM Taos Faculty

UNM Taos has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year3$62,6491*
Assistant professoracademic year3$52,9961*
All faculty totalacademic year6$57,8222*

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

UNM Taos Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Social Sciences, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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