Luna Community College

Las Vegas, NM 87701
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Luna Community College (LCC) is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. LCC was established back in 1969 and was originally known as the Luna Area Vocational Technical School. LCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and it offers more than 35 associate’s degree and vocational or technical certificate programs. This school has very small class sizes that allow each student to receive more personalized instruction. This school also has many programs that are designed to be transferred over to four-year universities, which will appeal to those looking to earn bachelor’s degrees.

The LCC nursing program offers students the chance to earn associate’s of applied science degrees in nursing and there is also a bachelor of science degree in nursing option that is made available through a partnership with Western New Mexico University. The curriculum of the program uses the widely accepted state model.LCC is a full member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium. The LCC nursing program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,356
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate44%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 6 14
Associate's degree 1 12
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 83%
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1982 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$38/credit
In State Students$52/credit
Out of State Students$99/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $1,710 $2,340 $4,455
ADN 70 $2,660 $3,640 $6,930
BSN 125 $4,750 $6,500 $12,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Luna Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 71% $3,776
Other Federal Grant 20% $617
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $869
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 58% $1,800
Federal Student Loans 13% $4,659
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,483
$30,001 to $48,000$4,606
$48,001 to $75,000$6,028
$75,001 to $110,000$8,096
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
Luna Community College
336 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

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