FINANCIAL AID RATE80%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO23:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE56
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,851
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Central New Mexico Community College
1011 E 10th St Ste B, Alamogordo, NM
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is a two-year institution of higher education located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. CNM has four campuses in the Albuquerque area and a Workforce Training Center. The school offers 52 occupational certificates and many short-term career and technical courses. CNM also offers associate's degrees in arts, sciences, and 48 occupational fields, as well as college transfer courses for students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions.
CNM offers many online courses as well as GED courses, adult basic education and developmental education. High school students can earn college and high school credits simultaneously through CNM's dual-enrollment programs. Additionally, CNM partners with Albuquerque Public Schools to offer the Early College Academy, a program that allows high school students to earn an associate's degree at the same time they earn a high school diploma.
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) was established in 1965 as a trade school called Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI). The original mission, to provide adults with occupational education, continues today. The first 150 students of TVI studied in a vacated elementary school building and empty military barracks. That site, on 60 acres, is now CNM's Main Campus.
Accredited in 1978, TVI became an independent school district in 1979. The school's Montoya Campus was founded that same year. In 1985, college preparation courses were added to the curriculum that had previously focused on vocational training in business, health, technologies and trades. In 1986, the school was authorized to offer associate's degrees, which led to greater expansion and status as a community college. With its new status as a top community college for the region, TVI changed its name to Central New Mexico Community College in 2006.
The academic calendar of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer terms.
Colleges and Schools
In addition to Adult & General Education, CNM courses are offered through its six academic schools:
- Applied Technologies
- Business and Information Technology
- Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Adult and General Education
- Health, Wellness and Public Safety
- Mathematics, Science and Engineering
There are many student clubs and organizations available to students on all CNM campuses, including the Hispanic Student Business Association and the Native American Student Club, among others. CNM offers many services for all students, including academic advisors and a program called "Achievement Coaches," which is comprised of student advocates who encourage their peers and help them cope with academic and personal challenges. CNM's Center for Working Families provides a variety of support for students including financial and academic support.
Low-cost child-care is available to qualified students, and the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union is available to CNM students. There are many programs designed to help students, such as the Service Learning program that gives students the opportunity to earn college credit while helping the community.
Although there are some intramural sports clubs available at CNM, there are no formal athletics teams participating in intercollegiate sports at this time.
In addition to its Main Campus in Albuquerque, CNM has Workforce Training Center and four satellite campuses:
- Montoya Campus
- Rio Rancho Campus
- South Valley Campus
- Westside Campus
CNM is proud of its partnerships in the local community. The school's Center for Community Programs and Partnerships provides students with academic and non-academic programs that improve quality of life and academic progress.
The CNM Community Education offers non-credit lifelong learning to community members in a variety of areas.
And, to foster economic development in New Mexico and support local businesses, CNM continues to be a primary resource for vocational training through its Workforce Training Center (WTC). To help encourage learning and career training in the community, CNM offers a "Gift of Learning" card, which allows for the purchase of a gift card for courses a the CNM Workforce Training Center.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Central New Mexico Community College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,600
- Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,525
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $56-$67 per unit
- Out-of-State: $300-$360 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$4,616|
|Receiving Student Loans||11%||$2,787|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Central New Mexico Community College may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1989)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Central New Mexico Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Santa Fe, NM (8 miles away)
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