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 higher than the national average of 0.66 (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
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May 18, 2017
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We examine the debate currently brewing in the Michigan legislature over whether to allow Michigan community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Are these degrees constitutional?