New Mexico Military Institute

101 W. College Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88201
Tel: 18004215376
470 students
Public institution
  • 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 is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (6.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 42% 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 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 84 staff 72 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of 470 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has increased from 3:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 470 students 1,793 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 6:1 30:1
# Full-Time Students 470 students 604 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
965 90
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.78 0.67
Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students - -
Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups - -

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $11,500 is more than the state average of $1,632. The in-state tuition has grown by 262% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,200 is more than the state average of $4,104. The out-state tuition has grown by 147% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,500 $1,632
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,200 $4,104
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 88%
Median debt for students who have completed - -
Median debt for students who have not completed - -
Percent Admitted 30% 30%
SAT Total Avg. 1,445 1,395
SAT Reading 485 460
SAT Math 505 490
SAT Writing 455 445
ACT Total Avg. 60 61
ACT Composite 20 21
ACT English 19 19
ACT Math 21 21


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Drill Team,
Football, Tennis,
Source: 2016 (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 $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.