New Mexico Community Colleges

  • There are 23 community colleges located throughout New Mexico (19 public colleges and 4 private colleges), serving 78,344 students.
  • For New Mexico community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,084 per year for in-state students and $4,620 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,613 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is equal to the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 65% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 30:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NM) School Average
American Indian
10%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
44%
Black
2%
White
35%
Two or more races
1%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
5%
NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

New Mexico Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.