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Luna Community College Overview

Luna Community College is a public institution situated in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The rural area surrounding Luna Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Luna Community College Known For?

140 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Luna Community College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Luna Community College?

Location of Luna Community College

Contact details for Luna Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 336 Luna Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505-454-2500

How Do I Get Into Luna Community College?

You can apply to Luna Community College online at:

Since Luna Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Luna Community College?

5% Take Out Loans
28.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Luna Community College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $2,422 a year. That adds up to $9,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Luna Community College is 28.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Luna Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

317 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,043 undergraduate students at Luna Community College, with 317 being full-time and 726 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Luna Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 317 full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Luna Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Luna Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Luna Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 263
White 36
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Online Learning at Luna Community College

62 Took All Classes Online
160 Took At Least One Class Online
-14.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 160 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Luna Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 16th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Luna Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Luna Community College was -14.9%. This is the #2,623 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Luna Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Luna Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 22%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Luna Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 3 28 31
Nursing 19 0 19
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 8 19
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 7 13
Computer Information Systems 6 6 12
Business Administration & Management 9 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 1 8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 8 8
Mathematics 4 0 4
Cosmetology 0 4 4
Dental Support Services 0 3 3
General Biology 2 0 2
General Engineering 2 0 2
Culinary Arts 0 2 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 0 1
Fire Protection 1 0 1
Accounting 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 73 67 140


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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