New Mexico Community Colleges

There are 23 community colleges located throughout New Mexico (20 public colleges and 3 private colleges), serving 81,668 students.
Minority enrollment is 67% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is more than the 21:1 national average.
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All students are members of the Corps of Cadets, participating in leadership and all Corps activities including JROTC.

Student by Ethnicity

(NM) School Average
American Indian
10%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
45%
Black
3%
White
33%
Unknown
7%

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,171 per year for in-state students and $4,838 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,125 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
New Mexico community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.