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Luna recognized for affordability

Acclaim comes from Best Value Schools site

By Dave Kavanaugh
Luna Community College

Over the years, Luna Community College has endeavored to make its academic and vocational programs not only exceptional but affordable. Now comes new recognition from a national website.

Best Value Schools, accessible online at, has named Luna to its list of Top 25 Cheapest Community Colleges and awarded the college its Most Affordable badge. Along with a host of other resources, the site offers the list “to help you get the degree that you want, without having to break the bank (or drown in student debt for the next two decades).”

As the list documents, Luna’s tuition rates start at just $40 a credit hour and are among the most affordable in the nation. “LCC is the only community college in northeast New Mexico and offers area students a great education at a price that makes sense,” the site reports. “With a low faculty-to-student ratio and an excellent reputation for learning that students can apply to their professional lives immediately, Luna Community College is a great choice for students in the Southwest. Luna offers approximately three dozen associate degree and certificate programs in Allied Health Sciences, Business, Career and Technical Education (Vocations), Early Childhood Education, Humanities, Nursing and STEM. Financial aid is available…”

“To develop this list, we compared tuition cost among accredited universities and colleges and also considered the student-to-teacher ratio as a tiebreaker when other factors made it tough to distinguish between schools,” said Cassie Williams of Better Value Schools.
Previously, Luna’s value and affordability has been recognized in other independent websites covering higher educational institutions across the country. In fall 2018, OnlineU ranked Luna’s online associate degree program in business administration as No. 1 in the nation in terms of affordability. This past year, rated that program No. 2 overall and No. 1 in affordability.

Luna is currently enrolling students for the Spring 2021 semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 19. Last day to register is Tuesday, Jan. 26. For more information, please visit or call 505-454-2500 or 1-800-588-7232.