Luna Community College, located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was founded in 1969 as a vocational training facility and was named for Maximiliano Luna, a representative for the Territory of New Mexico in 1899. The school was originally known as Luna Area Vocational Technical School, and provided educational opportunities to the school districts of Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, West Las Vegas and Mora. The school has grown over the years, providing excellent service to its multiple counties, and in 2000 changed its name to the current to demonstrate its growth into a full fledged comprehensive college.
As a comprehensive community college, LCC offers a variety of programs aimed at workforce development and transfer. Workforce development programs train individuals in a particular field, allowing them to develop skills and experience necessary for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. Such programs typically take one to two years to complete and resulting in a certificate or degree. Transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by application to a four year institution to complete their education.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, any individual wishing to enroll may do so b y meeting the minimum requirements for admission and completing an admission application. Students should supply test scores and transcripts, and may be required to take a placement exam. A meeting with a counselor is also recommended. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used to develop a student's financial aid packet.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $840-$1,000
- Out-of-State: $2,200-$2,621
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $35-$42 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $91-$110 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$4,648|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$4,416|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Luna Community College may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
- Find all the other nursing programs in New Mexico
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Luna Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Luna Community College.
- Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, NM (55 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Taos Campus in Ranchos de Taos, NM (59 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus in Los Alamos, NM (64 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus in Los Lunas, NM (103 miles away)
- Clovis Community College in Clovis, NM (144 miles away)