About Central New Mexico Community College

Founded in 1965, Central New Mexico Community College. is a college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 24,781 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Central New Mexico Community College Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 332 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Central New Mexico Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CNM are considered , with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Central New Mexico Community College.

18%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
28%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
76%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
6%
“We live for the big game”
23%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
51%
“They”re always available”
77%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
28%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
54%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
10%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
18%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
28%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
62%
“I feel extremely safe”
76%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
6%
“We live for the big game”
23%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
51%
“They”re always available”
77%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
28%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
54%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
10%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    37 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    43 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    44 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    45 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    43 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    45 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

Central New Mexico Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Central New Mexico Community College?

44 Students rated Central New Mexico Community College

Noah - 04/26/2024

CNM has been an absolutely wonderful school to attend. They provide so many resources and opportunities for all kinds of students. Associate's Degrees, Trade School Degrees, High School Diplomas, you name it! I enrolled full-time through the dual-credit program and ended up taking between 4-6 classes a semester. The professors and staff are really helpful and everyone truly cares about fostering success here! I'm excited to earn my Second and Third Associate's Degrees here in December. The online flexibility they provide also make it extremely convenient for busy students such as myself (juggling part-time work and full-time high school at the same time). While I prepare for the transfer process, I know CNM will always hold a special place in my heart. Do note that despite the many on-campus programs available, students are very anti-social, so try and find some friends from high school to come along with you! :) Also, campus is still a lot safer than UNM but still in a bad area.

Keisha - 03/15/2024

I really have enjoyed my time here. I appreciate the fact that there are both online and in person classes offered for all of the students. I have been going to this school on and off since 2001 and love how much it has progressed with the times. I would recommend this school to anyone that asks.

Xavier - 09/15/2021

Central New Mexico Community College is a good stepping stone to start getting prepared for bigger colleges or to get back into the fray of things after having taken a break. While there is no on-campus housing you can find apartments nearby and in the city.

Anastasia - 01/14/2021

It’s a great school. The staff is very responsive. It’s very affordable!

Central New Mexico Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Central New Mexico Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Central New Mexico Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My High School self was reluctant to go to college for personal reasons at the time. If I could go back and talk to him I would tell him to do it, I had an option at that time to move across country and start over at a new school. I should have done so then. I would have said to go, get the core requirements out of the way, take a few classes to see what you would like and then go for it. I may be older now but I still realize education is more important than anything as a key to getting a better job. I would definitely tell my younger self what I am in, the benefits of getting in earlier than I did currently and tell him no matter what to not lose hope. Classes may get frustrating or hard, but the reward is amazing once you accomplish what you set out to do.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any and everyone!

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Many courses to choose from with a variety of classes.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I don't believe that there is a person who shouldn't attend this school. I believe that first year college students no matter what age should attend this school first because they will learn the college life style and recieve credits with much less stress. To me this college is the first step to learning exactly how the college life is. Once one gets to know and understand the college life style, they can then transfer to a college of there desire with the confidence and self satisfaction of knowing how to prepare and be ready for their courses.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Id consider the atmosphere and classroom sizes. You really cant get much one on one time with professors in 4-year colleges. Especially big bulky classes like economics and pyschology.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I chose to go to Central New Mexico Community College instead of going to the lead university because I was scared to fail at a higher lever college. Once I got to the school i realized that it was so much better to start there than anywhere else, they have smaller class sizes so you actually get one on one time with your professors and they really care. the learning criteria is just as hard as a regular university and as i've met my professors and the people around me, l've had a better chance at success.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    how exspensive schooling was so i could make a better set up for college funding and alow for me to enshure i could get all of the classes that i could get in more efficiently so i could acheve the degree that i whanted farther a head than i am

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The best one I have found for the education that I am looking for.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Its a lot cheaper at CNM than UNM when it offers the same courses at the level I'm at.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    My program is small, only three teachers teach in it so the classes tend to be fought over to gain spots. Those who are in it WANT to be in there. They decided that they wish to have a degree in hotel or restaurant/bar management and so they actually work and contribute and don't slide in class.

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    The overall school is ok but my comment here pertains to a particular school named Applied Technologies. My advice for any student who is planning to take courses within this school should be advised to go to another school as you will be much better off doing so. I decided to attend this school and take classes in electronics but the coursework is very weak and it seems as though the administration in the school is still trying to figure out a curriculum for the program of study. The program itself is geared to place people in manufacturing and these jobs are not currently seeking people for employment and the people they are seeking need to have a Bachelor's Degree in order to even be considered for a position and the pay is not the greatest for the amount of education required for the positions that are offered in industry. I recently found out also, as they do not tell you this up front, but none of the credits earned in this program are transferable to very many schools and as it is there are only about 2 schools that will transfer credits from this program. For example, if you are planning to take classes in the electronics program and want to transfer the credits to UNM, think again because UNM will not accept transfer credits from this program of study from CNM. I mentioned that the coursework is very weak in this program. Not only is the coursework weak but there are a number of instructors who's knowledge of the material is very weak also as when someone asks questions about the material covered a majority of the instructors there have to get back to you with the answer. I did say that there are a majority of instructors like that, but, there is one that is very good and is very knowledgeable about the material and can prove what he says in his instruction very quickly, he is very detailed and uses very good examples to explain the material. The name of that instructor is Mark Davis. As for the material itself, I have found that the administration keeps on trying to stuff more and more material into the courses to where the instructors are having to cover the material at a very fast pace in order to get it all the material covered and thus it makes it very hard to be able to learn the material effectively as the material content feels as though it is covered in a rushed and hasty pace and there is not enough time to really comprehend and understand the material. Most of the material also is taught through the use of computers and not much instruction is provided by the actual instructors themselves. So if you are looking for a program major in which the material is covered in a very fast pace, where not much time is allowed to understand and really learn the material, where the instruction is mostly provided by computers and not by instructors, where when you ask questions the majority of the instructors do not have the knowledge or ability to answer your questions in a timely manner, none of the course hours transfer to most universities, the curriculum seems questionable and you feel like a guinea pig for the administration to see what seems to work and what does not work, the students are invited to speak to industry but the industry itself appears to be having difficulty getting the administrators of the program to understand what they want the students to know in order to work for them, where a majority of the instructors tell the students to just do what is needed to get the degree and the actual training will be done by industry when the job is obtained (if this is the case then why do we need to go to school to learn the material, I say cut out the middleman and go where the training is provided for the job that you want), where more and more material is just piled in the classes but it is questionable as to whether anyone knows what material is appropriate to be covered in the course and the material is very overwhelming to really understand and learn, where when you talk to other students who are farther along in the program about what they learned in the program in order to get some insight on what is to be expected in future coursework those students have no real clue what they learned or are learning and are not able to provide any real answers as to what they are learning about or how the concepts and material they are being exposed to in their courses applies to the real world, where if you really want to learn anything then you have to really be able to teach yourself the content and be willing to spend countless hours at home and between classes struggling to figure out the notes you are provided with and struggling to keep up with the course you are taking while at the same time trying to juggle the other courses you are required to take, then this might be for you and if this sounds like what you really want to do in order to get an education and to try to learn what you need to learn to get a job in manufacturing if that is what you want to do where the hours are long and the pay is not proportional to the work hours then by all means sign up. As I stated, my advice is stay away from the School of Applied Technologies and any class offerings listed under that school as they are not worth the money spent to take them.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Its one of the best school in New Mexico in terms of academics.

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is what do books have to cost so much when we just hardly even open the books all semester long. I mean we hardly use them. Students on average spend around 500-600 hundred on books each semester. Some of us need that money to live on. That's what frustrates me more than anything.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

24,781

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
50%
% White or Caucasian
29%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Central New Mexico Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 60% were awarded federal grants. While 11% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$6,848

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,368

Books and Supplies

$6,253

Room and Board

14,469

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$2,602
$30 - $48K
$3,606
$48 - $75K
$6,179
$75 - $110K
$7,853
$110K & UP
$8,602

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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