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University Of New Mexico Valencia County Branch

University Of New Mexico Valencia County Branch

University of New Mexico Valencia County Branch, also known as UNM Valencia, is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico. It was originally established as the UNM-Eastern Valencia County Satellite Center in August, 1978. In March, 1981, it became a branch college of UNM. UNM Valencia is situated in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

UNM Valencia awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as a number of certificate programs. Courses are available in the fields of business administration, education, liberal arts, general science, construction technology, medical sciences, health education, and information technology, among others.

Students of UNM Valencia are involved in various clubs and organizations like Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government, and the Student Association for Disability Awareness. Support services like academic and career counseling, job skills preparation, and job placement assistance are also provided. In addition, eligible candidates can apply for financial assistance through programs like federal grants, loans, and merit-based and need-based scholarships.

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Contacting UNM Valencia

University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas , NM 87031-7633
General Phone: (505) 925-8500
http://www.unm.edu/~unmvc/

UNM Valencia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts43liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Education and Teaching32education, early childhood education
Business and Management17business management
Engineering Technician10computer systems tech, CAD and design
Office and Administration9general office occupations
Science8physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement3corrections
Medical Support and Technology2pharmacy tech
Art Studies1art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years148
Associate's degree11511

UNM Valencia Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNM Valencia had a total enrollment of 1,713 students (1,189 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 1%
Hispanic 57%
Asian 1%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 22%
20-21 14%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 2%

UNM Valencia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 28 %

UNM Valencia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Lunas, 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 Valencia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,320
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,354
Books and supplies $ 920

Financial Aid:
UNM Valencia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 266302)

UNM Valencia Faculty

UNM Valencia 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
Lecturercalendar year2*10$45,843
All faculty totalcalendar year2*10$45,843

*: 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 year2*3$61,224
Associate professoracademic year2*4$50,357
Assistant professoracademic year3$39,7442*
Lectureracademic year4$48,0653$45,024
All faculty totalacademic year11$49,85912$49,960

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

UNM Valencia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Science
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections

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UNM Valencia Highlights

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What Sets UNM Valencia Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%UNM Valencia % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in science
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%UNM Valencia % of degrees in science
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%UNM Valencia % of degrees in office and administration
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%UNM Valencia Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%UNM Valencia % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%UNM Valencia Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%UNM Valencia Number of degree programs
% of degrees in engineering technician
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%UNM Valencia % of degrees in engineering technician

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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