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Study at University of New Mexico Taos Branch

University of New Mexico Taos Branch, established in 1889, is one of the campuses of University of New Mexico (UNM), a public university located in New Mexico, United States. The main campus of the university is located in Albuquerque with branches in Gallup, Los Alamos, and Valencia County. Students are offered a wide variety of graduate and postgraduate programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Academy of Arts and Culture
  • Academy of Business and Computer Technology
  • Academy of Holistic Health and Human Services
  • Academy of Professions and Liberal Arts
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Academy of Trades and Industry
UNM Taos has a Student Government that looks after the interests of students. Several student clubs are also a part of the university. Some of the clubs include the Chinese Culture Club, Taos Howl, Newspaper Club, and Art Club. Financial aid is provided to deserving students at UNM Taos.

Profile of University of New Mexico Taos Branch

UNM Taos is in a self-contained town, in Taos, NM. The school is classified as a public college. Students at UNM Taos earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include fine arts, education and teaching, computer science and engineering, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

UNM Taos Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as UNM Taos offers open admission. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


Some professors at UNM Taos are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 072 students (548 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at UNM Taos are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of New Mexico-Taos subscribes to comprehensive community education with the goal of providing programs and services of superior quality to meet the post-secondary educational needs and interests of the community. The college encourages lifelong learning and thus maintains an admissions policy that allows for open entry by all local citizens, believing that all who can benefit from its services should be able to do so. "

UNM Taos Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts17general studies, liberal arts and sciences
Education and Teaching12early childhood Education
Fine Arts4crafts and folk art
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
office and Administration3administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2alternative medicine
Science2physical sciences
Family and Social Work2social work

Contact: UNM Taos

University of New Mexico Taos Branch

115 Civic Plaza Dr

Taos, NM 87571-6401

General Phone: (505) 737-6200

http://taos. unm.edu

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