Northern New Mexico College

921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM 87532-0000
Tel: (505)747-2100
School Highlights
  • Northern New Mexico College serves 1,371 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
  • Northern New Mexico College is the only community colleges within Rio Arriba County, NM.
  • The nearest community college is University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus (15.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Northern New Mexico College(NM) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty85 staff72 staff
Northern New Mexico College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,371 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,371 students1,793 students
Northern New Mexico College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:130:1
Northern New Mexico College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students646 students604 students
Northern New Mexico College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students725 students1,189 students
Northern New Mexico College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northern New Mexico College Enrollment Breakdown NM All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Northern New Mexico College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern New Mexico College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northern New Mexico College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern New Mexico College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northern New Mexico College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northern New Mexico College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Northern New Mexico College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Northern New Mexico College Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.67
Northern New Mexico College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$34,400
Northern New Mexico College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,961 is more than the state average of $2,084. The in-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,523 is more than the state average of $4,620. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,961$2,084
Northern New Mexico College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,523$4,620
Northern New Mexico College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%86%
Northern New Mexico College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$15,750
Northern New Mexico College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,495
Northern New Mexico College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.