About Us


The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is located in Tomé, New Mexico, halfway between Belen and Los Lunas, the two main population centers of Valencia County. The campus occupies 150 acres of rural land overlooking the Rio Grande Valley to the West, the Manzano Mountains to the East, and historic Tomé Hill to the North. 


As a branch college of The University of New Mexico, UNM-Valencia is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The institution’s last comprehensive accreditation review occurred in March 2019, resulting in a full 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation. 


The UNM-Valencia Nursing Program has full approval with the New Mexico State Board of Nursing through August 2023. Continuing accreditation with conditions until 2024.


State ranking

The State of New Mexico Department of Higher Education