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 0.65 (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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Recent Articles
June 20, 2018
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June 20, 2018
Community college graduation rates may appear to be in dire straits, but what are the real numbers? Could it be that the “successful” students who transfer to four-year universities are considered community college “drop outs” statistically?
June 18, 2018
Community Colleges have existed for more than 100 years and they have changed significantly in that amount of time. Keep reading to learn more about the history of community colleges and how they've changed the face of American public education.