San Juan College is a two-year community college in New Mexico that serves the public school districts of Aztec, Central Consolidated (Shiprock and Kirtland), Farmington and Bloomfield. The history of San Juan College dates back to 1956 when it was established as the Farmington Branch of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts and the first classes were held in the Farmington High School. The college was renamed San Juan Branch, NMSU in 1958. The college started the construction of a branch campus spread over 590 acres in 1966-67 after it received federal grants. Over the years, the college grew exponentially and got an approval for separation from NMSU. In 1982, the college was established as an independent community college and was renamed as the Junior College District of San Juan County, or informally as the San Juan College.
San Juan College is comprised of several academic schools including the School of Business, School of Continuing Education and Community Development, School of Energy, School of Health Sciences, School of Extended Learning, School of Science, School of Trades and Technology, and the School of Humanities. The college has five campuses at Farmington, San Juan College East, San Juan College West, 30th Street Center, and Hutton Street Center.
San Juan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Project as a degree-granting institution.