San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 566-3545
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Originally founded as a branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts in 1956, this school became known as San Juan College in 1982. Today, San Juan College, located in Farmington, has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. Individuals enrolled at San Juan College can choose from a variety of academic programs at the certificate and associate degree levels. The school specializes in industry-focused programs, but has some liberal arts offerings that may be ideal for students looking to continue their education at a four-year institution. Working adults also have the flexibility to complete their course work online without sacrificing the academic standards of on-campus instruction.

Programs Offered

San Juan College has more than 119 academic programs for undergraduate students. Some examples of available areas of study include accounting, art, automotive technology, biology, drafting and design technology computer science, dental hygiene, education, health information technology, legal assisting, psychology, sociology, and veterinary technology. So, whether students are interested in developing their trade skills or preparing to transfer to a four-year college, there are a number of options for them. Online professional development courses are also available in areas such as accounting, finance, business, computer application, design and composition, technology, and writing.


San Juan College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1973. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for their dental hygiene, physical therapy, and nursing programs.


Students can apply for free through San Juan College’s website. There is a $10 application fee for a paper submission. Students should be prepared to submit official copies of their transcripts from high school and any colleges they may have attended. Individuals who have earned a GED are eligible to apply as long as they submit official proof of completion. The school has an open enrollment policy, but students should be sure to allow ample processing time for their application to ensure they do not miss the registration period for the upcoming semester. Even after receiving an acceptance letter, students should be prepared to complete a math, English, and reading placement test and a new student orientation session prior to registering for classes.

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