Central New Mexico Community College

525 Buena Vista Dr SE
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Secondary (high school)
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty293525
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,440$1,440$1,464$1,4640.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,648$6,768$7,422$7,7504.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$13,332$13,566$14,326$14,9904.6%
Off Campus with Family$6,684$6,798$6,904$7,2404.9%
Off Campus$19,092$19,326$20,182$21,1104.6%
Off Campus with Family$12,444$12,558$12,760$13,3604.7%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid11,43597%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,43297%$7,295,593$5,095
Federal grants1,41896%$5,706,907$4,025
Pell grants75751%$3,923,833$5,183
Other federal grants1,39595%$1,783,074$1,278
State/local government grant or scholarships99868%$1,452,914$1,456
Institutional grants or scholarships38626%$135,772$352
Student loan aid805%$298,616$3,733
Federal student loans805%$298,616$3,733
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid113,82790%$50,451,528$3,649
Pell grants4,86932%$24,895,760$5,113
Federal student loans1,1678%$4,811,351$4,123
Grant or scholarship aid11,12235%$899,136$801
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,193$5,303$4,742
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$1,994$2,586$1,194
$30,001 – $48,000$3,059$3,378$2,302
$48,001 – $75,000$5,520$5,991$4,676
$75,001 – $110,000$7,324$7,922$6,505
$110,001 and more$7,681$8,986$7,621
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)19,095
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,122
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 22%Part-time: 78%Student Gender:Male: 38%Female: 62%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 7%Asian: 2%Black or African American: 3%Hispanic/Latino: 54%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 26%Two or more races: 3%Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 59%25 and over: 41%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 96%Out-of-state: 4%Foreign countries: 0%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 41%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 29%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 30%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 62%Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 28%Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 26%Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 21%Asian: 37%Black or African American: 16%Hispanic/Latino: 27%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 22%White: 33%Two or more races: 27%Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%U.S. Nonresident: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Brewing Science-0---
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-31---
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-0--10
Viticulture and Enology-0---
Category total-31--10
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-0---
Architectural History and Criticism, General-0--1
Environmental Design/Architecture-0--4
Category total-0--5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies-0---
American/United States Studies/Civilization-0---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-0---
Latin American Studies-0d--1d
Category total-0d--1d
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General----49
Category total--1-53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management--0--
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-5943--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--10-13
Business Administration and Management, General-856-223
Business Statistics--5-0
Business/Commerce, General-184---
Construction Management, General-62-6
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation-34d---
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-22--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-60-3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-5d---
Project Management-28d0d-0d
Retail Management-10d13d-0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0d17d---
Category total0d359d170d0278d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General----49d
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-150--
Category total-150-49d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence-1---
Computer and Information Sciences, General--0071
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-020--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-018--
Computer Science----29
Computer Support Specialist--3--
Network and System Administration/Administrator--18--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-71--
Category total-8600100
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician----2
Plumbing Technology/Plumber--6-1
Category total-6362022
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-320--
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-29---
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General----37
Culinary Arts/Chef Training----23
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist-17---
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager----5
Category total-871-65
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-14--72
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-22---
Elementary Education and Teaching-26---
Multicultural Education-5---
Secondary Education and Teaching-42---
Special Education and Teaching, General-89---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-7d---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels----78
Technical Teacher Education-8---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education----1
Category total-213d--151
Surveying Engineering----0
Category total----42
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-32-3
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician----1
Solar Energy Technology/Technician-512-0
Surveying Technology/Surveying--1--
Category total-815-4
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General----27d
Category total----27d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant-133d---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General----12
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-190--
Human Development and Family Studies, General----46
Category total-152d0-58
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)-10--0
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General----10
Language Interpretation and Translation--15--
Spanish Language and Literature-5---
Category total-1515-10
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician----11
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-14---
Dental Assisting/Assistant--20--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician----13
Dietetic Technician03---
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist--0-20
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)02151-22
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator----12d
Health Services Administration----1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--13-306
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant0----
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist--7--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-0---
Medical/Clinical Assistant--30--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide13626---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--11-6
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist067---
Physical Therapy Assistant----9
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer----29
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse----185
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist----21
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician30----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-3---
Surgical Technology/Technologist--0-15
Category total16632882-650d
History, General----24d
Category total----24d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration----35
Criminal Justice/Police Science--61--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-131-17
Fire Services Administration-1---
Homeland Security, Other43----
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation-3---
Category total431762-52
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--3-6
Pre-Law Studies----27d
Category total--3-33d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-952--825
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-51,129-420
Category total-9571,129-1,245
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General----46
Category total----46
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician--50-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician--19-11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-7128--
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--10--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-2212-10
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other----8
Category total-9374029
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies-3---
Category total-3---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Physical Fitness Technician-87--
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General----7
Category total-87-7
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General----4
Geology/Earth Science, General----4
Physics, General----5
Category total----13
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork-1---
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist--16-5
Welding Technology/Welder-048-25
Category total-164-30
Psychology, General----173d
Category total----173d
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General----28d
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--4-6
Political Science and Government, General----10
Sociology, General----83d
Category total--4-192d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General-15---
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-92---
Category total-107---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General----22
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-710-28
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General----7
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other-0---
Jewelry Arts-19---
Category total-900-57
Grand total2092,5551,74903,426
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1978)08/31/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (04/01/1989)12/31/2030
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programsAccredited (12/01/1972 - 06/30/2013)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (01/31/2003)12/31/2025
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersPreaccredited since (04/20/2018)06/01/2029
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/128902.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling200
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault100
i. Burglary322
j. Motor vehicle theft819
k. Arson102
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence110
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking432
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations203
c. Liquor law violations002
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 267DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 65
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,238DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $797
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time13%0%
200 percent of normal time13%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time50%39%
200 percent of normal time63%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.1%4.2%14.2%
Number in default267263
Number in repayment1,2891,5761,848
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)