Quick Facts


Doña Ana Community College was established in 1973 at the request of the Gadsden, Hatch, and Las Cruces school boards to provide vocational and technical education opportunities to the citizens of Doña Ana County. DACC is independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The community college offers instruction leading to associate degrees and technical certificates and preparation for further academic work. Community education and adult education also are offered.

The DACC Service Area
Doña Ana County Population (2013 Estimate) 213,460
Las Cruces Population (2010 Census) 101,324
Growth in Service Area Population from 2000 to 2010 19.8%


Costs and Benefits

Admission and Registration

Admission to programs requires a high-school transcript or GED test scores. Prospective students must complete an application form and pay a one-time $20 application fee.

Tuition and Fees For Students – Effective Summer 2014
$ Per Credit Hour $ Per Semester Full-Time
County Residents 67 804
Out-of-District Residents 81 972
Out-of-State Residents 215 2,580


2013-2014 Academic Year Financial Aid Sources
Federal $17,616,925
State $2,354,873
Private $153,946
Other $15,747
Total $20,141,041



Fall 2014 Credit Enrollments
Headcount in Credit Programs 8,535
Full-Time Equivalents 5,218


2013-2014 Annualized Noncredit Enrollment

Adult Basic Education Classes (unduplicated) 2,508
Community Education Classes (unduplicated) 1,245
Customized Training (duplicated: total registrations) 1,194
Small Business Development Center (duplicated: total registrations) 457
Total Noncredit Students 5,404


Fall 2014 Student Profile

Average age: 25.7 years 42.7% Male 57.2% Female
Ethnicity 73.3% Hispanics of any race 18% White
3.5% Race/ethnicity unknown 2.3% Black or African American
1.2% American or Alaskan Native 0.6% Asian
0.6% Two or more races 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander


Faculty and Staff- Fall 2014

Full-Time Faculty 138
Part-Time Faculty 453
Noncredit Teachers 63
Full-Time Staff 250
Part-Time Staff 54
Average Class Size 18.7
Total Employees, unduplicated count 853