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 (2015 estimate) 214,295
Las Cruces Population (2015 estimate) 101,643
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 high school equivalency test scores. Prospective students must complete an application form and pay a one-time $20 application fee.

Tuition and Fees For Students – 2016-2017 Quick Facts
$ Per Credit Hour $ Per Semester Full-Time
County Residents 68 816
Out-of-District Residents 82 984
Out-of-State Residents 216 2,592


2015-2016 Academic Year Financial Aid Sources



Fall 2016 Credit Enrollments
Headcount in Credit Programs 8,241
Full-Time Equivalents 5,017.7


2015-2016 Annualized Noncredit Enrollment

Adult Basic Education Classes (unduplicated) 1,803
Community Education Classes (unduplicated) 846
Customized Training (duplicated: total registrations) 1,174
Small Business Development Center (duplicated: total registrations) 423
Total Noncredit Students 4,246


Fall 2016 Student Profile

Average age: 24.2 years 42% Male 58% Female 0% No response
Ethnicity Hispanic 75% American/Alaskan Native 1% Race/Ethnicity Unknown 4%
White 16% Asian 1% Two or more races 1%
African American 2% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0%


Faculty and Staff- Fall 2016

Full-Time Faculty 132
Part-Time Instructors 455
Noncredit Teachers (some held other positions at DACC) 65
Full-Time Staff 254
Part-Time Staff 53
Average Class Size 18.7
Total Employees, unduplicated count 844