Snapshot of UNM-Gallup

Snapshot of UNM Gallup

Founded in 1968, the University of New Mexico-Gallup is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico. UNM-Gallup is chartered as a community college, but with the availability of an on-campus Extended Learning Center, we also have the capability of offering some Bachelor’s and Graduate programs. Students can definitely stay close to home and achieve all of their educational needs.

UNM-Gallup is the largest of the four UNM branch campuses and serves approximately 75,000 residents in the greater Gallup and McKinley County region. The college also includes the 25,000 square foot Zuni Area Learning Center and a 2,500 square foot Adult Education Learning Center on Gallup’s north side.

The UNM-Gallup main campus is located in the breathtaking Colorado Desert Plateau – a culturally unique region in a state known for its diversity. With a Native American population of nearly 79 percent, the college serves both the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni.

Today, we are a comprehensive vocational and transfer institution that offers Certificates in 18 disciplines and Associate's Degrees in 19 programs. We also offer Bachelor’s degrees in six programs, Master’s degrees in five programs and a PhD in one program. We operate under a $19 million budget of which $3 million is generated from state, federal and private grants.

Our college offers a number of diverse programs designed to meet the needs of our population. Among them are:

  • Middle College High School – a charter high school located on the UNM-G campus;
  • Center for Career and Technical Education – a program which draws students from local high schools to dually enroll in high school and college classes in a variety of career technical education areas;
  • Adult Education Learning Center – provides instruction in GED preparation, basic skills, English as a second language, life skills, work place skills and citizenship preparation;
  • Workforce Development programs – provides professionally designed classes in response to industry and community needs;
  • Community Education – offers a wide variety of non-credit instructional classes;
  • Career & Job Placement Services;
  • Veteran’s Resource Center
  • Lobo Learning Center;
  • Early Childhood and Family Center

The passage of a statewide general obligation bond in 2014 is allowing for the remodeling of the unfinished basement in the Zollinger Library. This new space will allow for expanded areas for exhibit curation and display, as well as additional classroom and study locations.

As a branch campus of the University of New Mexico, UNM-Gallup is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.