About NNMC


Northern New Mexico College has served the rural communities of northern New Mexico for over a century. We are a public comprehensive college, committed to open and affordableaccess, academic excellence, robust student support, mentoring and scholarship opportunities to encourage and enable students to pursue and succeed along multiple life paths and careers. We offer the most affordable bachelor’s programs in the Southwestern U.S.

In 2005, Northern New Mexico College transitioned from a community college to a four-year institution offering its first bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In the few years since, Northern has developed an academic infrastructure with five distinct colleges, currently offering 12 bachelor’s, 23 associate and 12 certificate programs in diverse areas of study, including:

  • Business Administration, Accounting, Management, and Project Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
  • Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts, Film & Digital Media Arts
  • Nurse Aide, Associate and Bachelor Degree in Nursing
  • Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Bilingual/TESOL
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Language & Letters
  • Career & Technical Fields


Northern New Mexico College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, www.hlcommission.org 800.621.7440), and also holds prestigious national accreditation in the following academic areas:

  • Bachelor’s & Associate programs in Business Administration are ACBSP accredited.
  • Bachelor in Information Engineering Technology is ABET accredited.
  • Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by ACEN.
  • RN to BSN Nursing degree is accredited by CCNE.
  • Bachelor’s & Associate Degrees in our College of Education are NCATE/CAEP accredited.


Northern provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth in all areas of study.

In particular, you can dive in to research experience early in your college career. Examples of student research and field experience opportunities include:

  • Biology of the Cell Nucleus Lab
  • Annual Academic Research, Creativity & Scholarship Symposium (ARCSS)
  • Environmental Science & Ecology Field Research at Valles Caldera
  • Wildland Fire Science Research in Carson National Forest
  • Presenting research at the Native American Indigenous Studies Association in Washington D.C.
  • Research internships at Los Alamos National Labs and exchanges with partner schools
  • Community-oriented clinical and research experiences in Nursing & Health sciences
  • Mobile app development in Information Engineering Technologies
  • Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)
  • Annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) NM-INBRE (New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) network via NMSU,
  • NIH “BUILDing SCHOLARS network via UTEP
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) STeP and STEM programs,
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Private sources such as the The American Society of Plant Biologist (ASPB) and The Grass Foundation among others.

Learn more about Northern New Mexico College. Schedule your campus tour today. Call us at (505)747-2111 or visit us on the web at www.nnmc.edu.