New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College

Las Cruces, NM 88011
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New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College is one of the nineteen public 2-year colleges in New Mexico. The campus is located in a rural area, in Las Cruces.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,917 students attend the school. Every year 15% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,896, and fees were $192. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,304 and $192 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students7,917
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 7

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
08/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2015 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

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$64/credit
In State Students$79/credit
Out of State Students$221/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 $2,880 $3,555 $9,945
ADN 70 $4,480 $5,530 $15,470
BSN 125 $8,000 $9,875 $27,625
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, 87% of New Mexico State University - Doña Ana 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 72% $4,512
Other Federal Grant 18% $645
State Grant & Scholarships 69% $871
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,472
Federal Student Loans 23% $2,952
Private Loans -- $8,098


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$5,531
$30,001 to $48,000$6,240
$48,001 to $75,000$8,236
$75,001 to $110,000$10,622
Over $110,000$9,622

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

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
New Mexico State University - Doña Ana Community College
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

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