New Mexico Junior College

5317 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240
Tel: (575)392-4510
2,803 students
Public institution
  • New Mexico Junior College, as a comprehensive community college, promotes success through learning. In support of its mission, New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) offers a variety of educational opportunities and services to meet needs in the lifelong process of personal and professional development.
School Highlights
  • New Mexico Junior College serves 2,803 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
  • New Mexico Junior College is the only community colleges within Lea County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (66.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
New Mexico Junior College (NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 96 staff 72 staff
New Mexico Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,803 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,803 students 1,793 students
New Mexico Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 30:1
New Mexico Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,067 students 604 students
New Mexico Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,736 students 1,189 students
New Mexico Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
New Mexico Junior College Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
381 90
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
New Mexico Junior College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
New Mexico Junior College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
New Mexico Junior College Black (2007-2015)
% White
New Mexico Junior College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
New Mexico Junior College More (2008-2015)
% Unknown races
New Mexico Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.61 0.67
New Mexico Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,632 is equal to the state average of $1,632. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $1,824 is less than the state average of $4,104. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,632 $1,632
New Mexico Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $1,824 $4,104
New Mexico Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 88%
New Mexico Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • New Mexico Junior College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. Since that time it has grown to be one of the finest community colleges in the "Land of Enchantment" with a current enrollment of 3,239. The campus is contained on 243 acres with over 331,400 gross square feet of building space, worth an estimated $37.3 million. NMJC offers associate degrees in science, applied science, and arts; in addition, several certificate programs in vocational trade areas are offered. NMJC maintains a very strong college credit transfer program coordinated with area universities and colleges. Based upon a strong foundation built at NMJC, students transferring to senior universities compete and succeed at a level equal to or above their new college peers. NMJC students have also advanced to successful professional and academic careers. The staff at New Mexico Junior College recognizes the importance of a variety of collegiate experiences, and we are proud of our varied activities that can make your stay at NMJC enjoyable and exciting. Some of the activities include performing arts, visual arts, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, intramural programs, the Student Nurse Association, and a host of intercollegiate athletics and other activities. New Mexico Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and holds membership in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, American Association of Community Colleges, Association of Community College Trustees, New Mexico Council of Independent Community Colleges, League for Innovation in the Community College, Learning Resources Network (LERN), National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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Did You Know?
For New Mexico public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,632 per year for in-state students and $4,104 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 equal to the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.