• NMMI is a nationally ranked Junior College in Roswell, NM. We welcome students from 34 states and 35 countries to our beautiful 300 acre campus. While 20% of our students will choose a military career, many choose NMMI for small classes, outstanding faculty and the organization that our educational framework instills.

School Highlights

New Mexico Military Institute serves 493 students (79% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,483
  • Out-state tuition: $10,215
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 2:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 296 teachers has grown by 252% over five years.
New Mexico Military Institute
(NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
296 staff
111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of New Mexico Military Institute has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The New Mexico Military Institute diversity score of 0.83 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
493 students
1,046 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
391 students
391 students
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# Part-Time Students
102 students
781 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
436 students
426 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
391 students
554 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
96 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
102 students
781 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
68 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
965 students
258 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
9%
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% Asian
6%
2%
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% Hispanic
26%
48%
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% Black
8%
2%
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% White
28%
30%
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% Hawaiian
10%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
17%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.83
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.7%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.99%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$48,700
$34,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $2,058. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,215 is more than the state average of $4,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,483
$2,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,215
$4,616
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Tuition Notes
The costs listed are
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,500
$13,236
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,250
$6,125
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Acceptance Rate
41%
100%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,445
1,445
SAT Reading
485
485
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SAT Math
505
505
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SAT Writing
455
455
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ACT Total Avg.
60
60
ACT Composite
20
20
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
21
21
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the New Mexico Military Institute offers a rich 113-year history and tradition of educating tomorrow's leaders through a program of strong, challenging academics, leadership preparation, and character development. Known as "The West Point of the West," NMMI remains the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory high school and junior college in the United States. Serving the educational needs of an international student population, the Institute has strict admissions standards that yearly result in an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students who come from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 foreign nations. NMMI grants High School diplomas and Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, in 22 concentrations. The Institute's emphasis on qualities of honor, integrity, and responsibility, contributes to its unique educational philosophy. Leadership training is provided to all cadets at the college level, through the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program, and at the high school level through the Junior ROTC program. The ROTC Program offers college cadets the opportunity to receive a commission in the U.S. Army through the 2-Year Early Commissioning Program. Cadets may pursue commissions in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines through the Service Academy Preparatory Program. NMMI graduates prove successful In every field of endeavor, business, industry, public service, education, the professions, or careers in the military. Surveys of graduating classes show consistently that 95% of NMMI graduates go on to complete a 4 year degree at such outstanding schools as: Penn State, Stanford, Rice, Cornell, University of Texas, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, and the nation's Service Academies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Mexico Military Institute cost?

New Mexico Military Institute's tuition is approximately $7,483 for In-State students and $10,215 for Out-State students.

What schools are New Mexico Military Institute often compared to?

New Mexico Military Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like Luna Community College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of New Mexico Military Institute?

The acceptance rate of New Mexico Military Institute is 41%, which is lower than the state average of 100%. New Mexico Military Institute's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in New Mexico with low acceptance rates.

What sports does New Mexico Military Institute offer?

New Mexico Military Institute offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is New Mexico Military Institute's ranking?

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,483
  • Out-state tuition: $10,215
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 2:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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