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 $2,171 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 (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

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