Founded in 2003, University of New Mexico-Taos is one of the newest and smallest branch campuses of the UNM. It has ranked among the top 25 community colleges in the nation for growth in 2011.
The campus is located in the high mountain valley between the Rio Grande and the Taos Pueblo. It functions as a community college for the Northern New Mexico and nearby communities providing quality and affordable education.
What sets this campus apart from other institutions is that it is fully powered by one of the largest solar arrays in New Mexico. The use of this renewable energy source is in line with the institution's green jobs initiatives and academic courses in sustainability.
As an open-access, student-centered institution, UNM Taos offers wide range of educational opportunities including 30 different degree and certificate programs, dual-credit, basic skills, transfer, career-technical, workforce training and lifelong learning courses and programs.
The programs are categorized under 4 academic areas of instruction: Transfer Courses and Program; Health Sciences; Business and Professional Skills; and Student Success. On the average, each class is consists of only 25 students.
Other programs and support services available for the students are Accelerate Technical Training and Job Placement, Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and Adult Learning Center.
UNM-Taos celebrated a decade of excellence in education in 2013 and continues uphold highest standard of academic services with its highly qualified faculty and sophisticated curriculum.
Degrees and Certificates http://taos.unm.edu/catalog/degrees-certificates.html
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. 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: $1,800-$2,200
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,738
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $78-$94 per unit
- Out-of-State: $200-$240 per 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||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$5,413|
|Receiving Student Loans||19%||$5,794|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, University of New Mexico – Taos Campus may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for UNM - Taos, versus those community colleges in New Mexico, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|UNM - Taos||Taos County||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 University of New Mexico – Taos Campus 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
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 University of New Mexico – Taos Campus.
- University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus in Los Alamos, NM (55 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus in Los Lunas, NM (133 miles away)
- Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, NM (134 miles away)
- University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus in Gallup, NM (187 miles away)