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 an average class size of 13 students and a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, we offer the type of hands-on learning usually available only at a private college, but at a community college price.

Chief Executive Officer

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

$5.5 million

Local Economic Impact

UNM-LA provided goods and services in the amount of $5,088,812 within its service area. Annual payroll expenditures of UNM-LA for the fiscal year ending June 2013 were $2,925,300


195 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 (for Fall 2015)

Dual Credit: 127
Degree-seeking: 214
Non-degree: 623

Total: 765

Full-time: 14%
Part-time: 86%

Men: 41%
Women: 59%


Three Associate of Arts degrees
Six Associate of Sciences degrees
Twelve Associate of Applied Science degrees
Six Certificate Programs