Founded in 1968, the University of New Mexico-Gallup is a branch campus of the University of New Mexico. While UNM-Gallup was chartered as a community college, we also offer some Bachelor's and Master's degrees through the Extended University.
UNM-Gallup serves approximately 75,000 residents in the region, which includes Gallup and McKinley County, and is the largest of the four UNM branch campuses. The college also includes the 25,000-square-foot Zuni South Campus and a 2500-square-foot facility on Gallup's North Side.
Today, we are a comprehensive vocational and transfer institution that offers Certificates in 19 disciplines and Associate's Degrees in 20 programs. We also offer Bachelor's in six degrees and Master's Degrees from UNM's Extended University in five programs, and Master's Degrees in three programs. We have an operating budget of $12 million, with $3 million coming from grants, for a total of $15 million.
UNM-Gallup 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.
Our college offers a number of diverse programs to meet the needs of our population. Among them: New Mexico's first Middle College High School; a career vocational program, Center for Career and Technical Education, which draws students from local high schools; Adult Basic Education, which encompasses earning a GED, basic skills, English as a second language, life skills, workplace skills and citizenship; Workforce Development programs; Community Education; and a Transitional Studies Department, which targets the success of minority students and under-served students by emphasis on developmental Math, Reading and English skills.
Recently we began to undertake repairs on some of our older structures with funds from an $8 million general obligation bond, passed by local voters. We are also on course for the completion of our Technology Center and Classroom Building.
Last fall we dedicated the Student Services and Technology Center, and began repairs on some older structures with funds from an $8 million general obligation bond, passed by local voters. As of Spring 2012, we were completing backfill in Gurley Hall as part of reorganization of faculty and staff.
As a UNM branch, the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.