New Mexico Military Institute

  • 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 470 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • New Mexico Military Institute is one of 2 community colleges within Chaves County, NM.
  • The nearest community college to New Mexico Military Institute is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (6.6 miles away).

Top Placements

New Mexico Military Institute places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 48% over five years.
New Mexico Military Institute (NM) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 84 staff 72 staff
New Mexico Military Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of New Mexico Military Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The New Mexico Military Institute diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 470 students 1,793 students
New Mexico Military Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1 30:1
New Mexico Military Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 470 students 604 students
New Mexico Military Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Mexico Military Institute Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
965 90
New Mexico Military Institute Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
New Mexico Military Institute American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
New Mexico Military Institute Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
New Mexico Military Institute Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
New Mexico Military Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
New Mexico Military Institute White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
New Mexico Military Institute More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
New Mexico Military Institute Non Resident (2007-2016)
New Mexico Military Institute Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.78 0.67
New Mexico Military Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
New Mexico Military Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $48,700 $34,400
New Mexico Military Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 135% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,215 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,483 $2,084
New Mexico Military Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,215 $4,620
New Mexico Military Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes The costs listed are
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 86%
New Mexico Military Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,577 $15,750
New Mexico Military Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,000 $6,495
New Mexico Military Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 30% 30%
New Mexico Military Institute Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,445 1,445
SAT Reading 485 485
New Mexico Military Institute SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 505 505
New Mexico Military Institute SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing 455 455
New Mexico Military Institute SAT Writing (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 60 60
ACT Composite 20 20
New Mexico Military Institute ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 19 19
New Mexico Military Institute ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 21 21
New Mexico Military Institute ACT Math (2007-2016)


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Drill Team,
Football, Tennis,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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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.