Luna Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$912
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$3,895
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
26.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,043
30.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18.3%
21 Graduates

About

Luna Community College is a higher education institution located in San Miguel County, NM. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Luna Community College were .

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Luna Community College. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (119 degrees), 7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Luna Community College is $912, which is $−6,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Luna Community College is $912, which is $−6,912 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,895.

In 2019, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$912
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Luna Community College was $912. The cost of tuition at Luna Community College is $−6,912 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$3,895
2019 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Luna Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,895. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Luna Community College grew by 11%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,538
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Luna Community College was of $6,538 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Luna Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 29.6% with respect to 2018, when 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
26.1%
2017 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Luna Community College was 26.1%, which represents 18 out of the 69 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Luna Community College has a total enrollment of 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Luna Community College is 317 students and the part-time enrollment is 726. This means that 30.4% of students enrolled at Luna Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Luna Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% White, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.863% Black or African American, 0.575% Asian, 0.288% Two or More Races, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Luna Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (45.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.2%) and White Male (6.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Luna Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Luna Community College is 317 and the part-time enrollment is 726. This means that 30.4% of students enrolled at Luna Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Luna Community College was 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Luna Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    848
  2. White
    154
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    13

The enrolled student population at Luna Community College is 81.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% White, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.863% Black or African American, 0.575% Asian, 0.288% Two or More Races, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 20 more women than men received degrees from Luna Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Luna Community College is hispanic or latino (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Luna Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Luna Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Luna Community College are Registered nurses (1,389,688 people), Software developers (574,490 people), Other managers (215,000 people), Medical & health services managers (155,392 people), and Police officers (141,839 people).

The most specialized majors at Luna Community College are Protective Services (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Health (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Luna Community College are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Luna Community College are Protective Services (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Health (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Luna Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,528,651 people), Computer Systems Design (624,833 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,117 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (369,305 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (283,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Luna Community College are Protective Services (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (4 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (8 degrees), Health (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Luna Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Luna Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

60
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
80
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Luna Community College, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Luna Community College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Luna Community College in Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services, which is 5.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Luna Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Luna Community College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded
  2. White
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Luna Community College is hispanic or latino (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

0.714% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    72 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    47 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Luna Community College is hispanic or latino female (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (47 degrees).

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Operations

Luna Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $880k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.26k (0.825%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Luna Community College had a total salary expenditure of $18.2M. Luna Community College employs 25 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Luna Community College are Female Instructors (16), Male Instructors(9), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luna Community College are: Management, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Service with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$880k
2019 Endowment
0.869%
growth from 2018

Luna Community College has an endowment valued at about $880k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Luna Community College grew 0.869% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.42M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $374k - Federal
  2. $513k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Luna Community College received $374k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $513k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.41M
2019 Salaries
6.69%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Luna Community College paid a median of $6.41M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 6.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.81% decline from 2017 and a 3.48% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.03M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2019, Luna Community College paid a total of $1.03M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 16% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Luna Community College were Instructor with 25 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luna Community College were Management with 21 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; and Service with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Luna Community College was Female Instructor with 16 employees, Male Instructor with 9 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Luna Community College.

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