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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 (2010 Census) 209,233
Las Cruces Population (2010 Census) 97,618
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 2013
  $ Per Credit Hour $ Per Semester Full-Time
County Residents 65 780
Out-of-District Residents 78 936
Out-of-State Residents 207 2,484


2010-2011 Academic Year Financial Aid Sources



Fall 2011 Credit Enrollments
Headcount in Credit Programs 9,901
Full-Time Equivalents 5,845


2010-2011 Annualized Noncredit Enrollment

Adult Basic Education Classes (unduplicated) 4,260
Community Education Classes (unduplicated) 1,065
Customized Training (duplicated: total registrations) 1,396
Total Noncredit Students 7,073


Fall 2011 Student Profile

Average age: 25.7 years 43.8% Male 56.1% Female
Ethnicity Hispanic 70.7% American Indian 1.3%
White and Other 19.2% Asian 0.7%
African American 2.5% Nonresident 2.3%


Faculty and Staff- Fall 2011

Full-Time Faculty 124
Part-Time Instructors 485
Part-Time Noncredit Teachers (some held other positions at DACC) 73
Full-Time Staff 238
Part-Time Staff 63
Average Class Size 20.5
Total Employees, unduplicated count 983