Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College, CNM, was established as Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in 1965 and was given its' present name in 2006. Programs are offered at the certificate and associate degree level in Applied Technologies, Business & Information Technology, Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health, Wellness & Public Safety, Educational & Career Advancement, and Mathematics, Science & Engineering. The college courses can be transferred to four year universities in many of the arts and science disciplines. In addition to classroom teaching facilities, the college also has distance learning options.

Central New Mexico Community College has many student clubs and organizations including the Artworks Art Club, the Culinary Competition Club, the International Business Club, and The Organization of Paralegal Students. There is also a separate club for students with disabilities known as Club Possibilities. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships for deserving students.

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Contacting CNM

Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque , NM 87106
General Phone: (505) 224-3000

CNM Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts495liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management308business management, accounting, accounting technology, banking
Nursing and Emergency Medicine260EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades226carpentry, electrician, building inspection and management, pipefitting, construction trades
Medical Support and Technology204dental assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, blood bank tech specialist, hematology tech, ...
Engineering Technician106electronics tech, laser/optical tech, manufacturing tech, surveying tech, architectural drafting, electrical drafting
Mechanics and Repair101HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, vehicle maintenance
Cooking and Culinary Arts99pastry, chef training
Computer Science and Engineering82data processing tech, information science, systems analyst
Transportation65truck and bus driver
Medical Administration63health unit coordinator, medical records admin, medical records tech
Education and Teaching57education, elementary school teaching, industrial arts teaching
Office and Administration53administrative assistant, business support services
Family and Social Work48foodservice management, child care management
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Production Trades35machine shop assistant, welding
Beauty and Cosmetology31cosmetology
Law27legal assistant, court reporting, legal professions
Photography and Commercial Art24cinematography
Engineering13engineering, environmental engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12parks and recreation studies, health and physical education
Hospitality10hospitality management
Art Studies5art studies
Landscaping and Horticulture3landscaping

Number of programs and degrees for CNM in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years63736
Associate's degree1,36939
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1058
Award of less than 1 academic year2667

CNM Student Body

In 2007-2008, CNM had a total enrollment of 22,759 students (14,846 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 3%
Hispanic 41%
Asian 3%
American Indian 7%
Unknown 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 17%
20-21 14%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico96%
State unknown3%

CNM Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 34 %

CNM Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Albuquerque, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

CNM Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,956
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,532
Books and supplies $ 1,158

Financial Aid:
CNM participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 474200)

CNM Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track155176

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year128$60,044152$60,053
All faculty totalcalendar year128$60,044152$60,053

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year27$45,58724$44,301
All faculty totalacademic year27$45,58724$44,301

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

CNM Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Construction Trades, Other
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk

Medical Support And Technology
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Hematology Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder


Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets CNM Apart:

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% of degrees in medical administration
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% of degrees in office and administration
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% students 40 years or older
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 12%CNM % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 14%CNM % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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Top 15%CNM % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of degrees in construction trades
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Top 17%CNM % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in transportation
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Top 18%CNM % of degrees in transportation
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 18%CNM % of degrees in production trades
Minority % of student body
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Top 20%CNM Minority % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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