New Mexico Junior College

  • 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).

Top Placements

New Mexico Junior College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,067 students604 students
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# Part-Time Students1,736 students1,189 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-90
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
50%
44%
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% Black
7%
2%
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% White
36%
35%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.610.67
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College Completion Rate
25%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$34,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$1,896$4,620
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$15,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,711$6,495
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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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