UNM Los Alamos

At A Glance

At A Glance

UNM Los Alamos is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico, the state’s flagship university.

UNM Los Alamos is known for our small classes and dedicated instructors and staff. With a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, we offer the type of hands-on learning usually available only at a private college, but at a community college price.


Cynthia J. Rooney, Ph.D.


July 1, 1980 by the University of New Mexico

Campus Size

UNM-LA campus consists of 8 buildings totaling 77,689 sq ft

Operating Budget

$4.9 million (actuals for FY19)

Local Economic Impact

UNM-LA provided goods and services in the amount of $4,284,185 within its service area. Annual payroll expenditures of UNM-LA for the fiscal year ending June 2019 were $2,575,721.


160 full-time & part-time employees including faculty and student employees


The University of New Mexico Los Alamos is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)


UNM-LA’s endowment and scholarship fund was at $400,170.79 at the end of the fiscal year 2013.

Enrollment (Spring 2020)

Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment: 372
Certificate or Degree-seeking: 229
Non-degree: 104

Total Headcount: 1074

Full-time: 11%
Part-time: 89%

Men: 47%
Women: 53%


Three Associate of Arts degrees
Seven Associate of Sciences degrees
Eight Associate of Applied Science degrees
Nine Academic Certificate Programs