ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Universities and community colleges in New Mexico have numerous branch campuses. But what about the branches of the branches?
There are more than a dozen so-called “twig” institutions around the state in which a branch campus has its own smaller branch in another community, according to an analysis by the Legislative Finance Committee.
Take Doña Ana Community College in Las Cruces, for example.
DACC, which belongs to the New Mexico State University system, has “learning centers” in the unincorporated community of Chaparral, the village of Hatch and the cities of Anthony and Sunland Park – four locations that are 30 minutes or more from the main DACC campus.