New Mexico Junior College

5317 Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240
Tel: (575)392-4510
  • 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 to New Mexico Junior College is New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (66.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
New Mexico Junior College(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty96 staff72 staff
New Mexico Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of New Mexico Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The New Mexico Junior College 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 Enrollment2,803 students1,793 students
New Mexico Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
New Mexico Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,067 students604 students
New Mexico Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,736 students1,189 students
New Mexico Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Mexico Junior College Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
New Mexico Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
New Mexico Junior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
New Mexico Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
New Mexico Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
New Mexico Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
New Mexico Junior College More (2008-2016)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico Junior College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
New Mexico Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.67
New Mexico Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
New Mexico Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$34,400
New Mexico Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,704 is less than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $1,896 is less than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,704$2,084
New Mexico Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$1,896$4,620
New Mexico Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%87%
New Mexico Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$15,750
New Mexico Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,711$6,495
New Mexico Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Mexico community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Mexico is New Mexico Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.