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About DACC

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 (2010 Census) 209,233 
 Las Cruces Population (2010 Census)  97,618
 Growth in Service Area Population from 2000 to 2010   19.8%


Fall 2012 Credit Enrollments

Head count in Credit Programs 9,330
Full-Time Equivalents 5,547

2011-2012 Annualized Noncredit Enrollments

Adult Basic Education Classes (unduplicated) 3,968
Community Education Classes (unduplicated) 732

Customized Training and Small Business
Development Center (Duplicated: total registrations)

Total Noncredit Enrollment (partially duplicated) 6,330

Fall 2012 Student Profile

Average Age 26.4 years
Gender 56% Female
44% Male


  • 71.8% Hispanics of any race
  • 19.0% White
  • 2.4% Black or African American
  • 1.3% American or Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 0.6% Two or more races
  • 0.1% Native Hawiian/Other Pacific Islander

Fall 2012 Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty 125
Part-Time Faculty Part-Time Faculty: 471 (includes full-time faculty over- load)

Noncredit Teachers

Full-Time Staff 241
Part-Time Staff 66
Total Positions at DACC 983
Total Employees, unduplicated count 857 (Because some employees held more than one position, the unduplicated count of employees is less than 983.)
Average class size 19.4 students


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