Central New Mexico Community College

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School Overview

Central New Mexico Community College, known commonly as CNM, is a two-year higher education institution in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The college, previously known as Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, changed its name in 2006.

CNM�enrolls the largest student body among�postsecondary institutions in New Mexico, with more than 24,600 students in attendance as of 2009. Thousands of students also take advantage of�UNM’s non-credit courses,�which include�topic classes�offered�through the Community Education Academy, and�classes that�cover developmental and adult issues.

CNM offers a wide variety of associate’s degrees and certificates including business, the sciences and arts, and numerous career and technical programs. Credits earned at CNM can be transferred to over 30 four-year degree programs.

CNM serves a highly diverse student population, which includes students of Hispanic, Caucasian, Native American, Black, and Asian origin.

General Information

Admission Office

525 Buena Vista SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 224-3160

Fax: (505) 224-3237

Contact: Jane Campbell

Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

525 Buena Vista SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 224-3000


Total undergrads: 24,870

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,718

Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,669


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,970 $1,956 $2,064 $1,812 -12.21%
Books and Supplies $1,158 $1,158 $1,158 $1,158 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,128 $3,114 $3,222 $2,970 -7.82%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,560 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,552 77% $4,760,218 $3,067
• Federal grants 898 45% $3,547,489 $3,950
• Pell grants 898 45% $3,467,239 $3,861
• Other federal grants 148 7% $80,250 $542
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,275 63% $1,177,263 $923
Institutional scholarships or grants 60 3% $35,466 $591
Student loan financial aid 414 21% $2,043,562 $4,936
• Federal student loans 411 20% $2,015,146 $4,903
• Other student loans 6 0% $28,416 $4,736

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1579 1780
Agriculture 8
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 8
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6
Biotechnology 6
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 254 184
Accounting 44 26
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 48
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Studies 10 5
Banking and Financial Support Services 3 1
Business Administration and Management 173 31
Business/commerce 21
Construction Management 10 3
E-commerce/electronic Commerce 1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 39
Hospitality Administration/management 8 5
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 4
Project Management 5 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 60 39
Computer Graphics 15 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3 1
Information Science 42 23
Web/multimedia Management and WebMA/MS 1
Word Processing 12
Construction Trades 27 267
Building Construction Technology 20
Carpentry/carpenter 20
Construction Trades, Other 7
Electrician 207
Plumbing Technology/plumber 40
Education 73 110
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4
Education, Other 101
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 64
Kindergarten/preschool Teacher Education 9
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education 3
Engineering 17 5
Pre-engineering 17
Surveying Engineering 5
Engineering Technology 57 36
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 17 16
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 23 15
Engineering Design 2
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology 4
Laser and Optical Technology/technician 9 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 2 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 292 675
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 5
Dental Assisting/assistant 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 23
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 1 139
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 9
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 18
Health Unit Coordinator/ward Clerk 61
Hematology Technology/technician 8
Home Health Aide/home Attendant 136
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 44
Medical Office Assistant/specialist 30
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 20
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 8
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 61
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 20
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 120
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 191
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 23
Surgical Technology/technologist 15
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 47
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 28
Fire Science/fire-fighting 19
Legal Studies 20 30
Legal Assistant/paralegal 20 15
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 597 3
General Studies 239
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 358 3
Mechanics and Repairers 12 170
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/technician 1
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician 26
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 102
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician 11
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 31
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1 13
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1
Physical Fitness Technician 13
Personal and Culinary Services 46 72
Baking and Pastry Arts/baker/pastry Chef 35
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 21
Culinary Arts/chef Training 25 37
Precision Production Trades 13 48
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 7
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 8
Precision Metal Working, Other 13
Welding Technology/welder 33
Social Sciences 10 9
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 10 9
Transportation and Materials Moving 59
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 59
Visual and Performing Arts 22 38
Art/art Studies 6
Cinematography and Film/video Production 32
Digital Arts 16 6
Work and Family Studies 25 14
Family and Community Services 25
Foodservice Systems Administration/management 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Film Production/Cinematography C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Electrician C
Pipefitting C


Elementary Education A
Technology/Industrial Arts Education A


Engineering – General A
Environmental Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electrical/Electronics Drafting A
Laser/Optical Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Surveying Technology A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Institutional Food Production C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration A
Medical Records Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C
Veterinarian Assistance A
Ward Clerk C

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics C
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness C
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Cosmetology A
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C
Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A,C
Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Central New Mexico Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (505) 224-3000
Website: https://www.cnm.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://cnmapprentice.force.com/apply/s/login/SelfRegister
Address: 525 Buena Vista Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,096
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,929 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,650
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,410
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,880

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Central New Mexico Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central New Mexico Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 186
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 102
Construction Trades 54
Education 104
Engineering 13
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 64
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 3312
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Legal Professions and Studies 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 73
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 63
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 42
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 26
Transportation and Materials Moving 3
Visual and Performing Arts 33
Grand total 12774

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central New Mexico Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,650
Out-of-state $7,410
Books and supplies $1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,883 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,823 81% $4,880
Student loan aid 173 8% $3,539

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,958 38% $4,858
Federal student loans 1,508 6% $3,309

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central New Mexico Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Central New Mexico Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Central New Mexico Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 23,096
Undergraduate enrollment 23,096
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Central New Mexico Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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