Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College, also known as NNMC, was established in 1909. The college was initially known as Spanish American Normal School and changed to its present name in the year 2005. It is a four-year public college and has two campuses located at EspaƱola and El Rito, in New Mexico, USA. The main campus at EspaƱola is spread across an area of 30 acres. NNMC offers over 60 associate's and baccalaureate's degrees. Several certificate programs are also available. The institution provides courses through distance education programs as well.

NNMC has an active athletic department. The athletic teams are called the Eagles. Basketball is one of the popular sports played in the campus. The campus is home to student run clubs and organizations like the Student Senate.

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Contacting Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola , NM 87532
General Phone: (505) 747-2100

Northern New Mexico College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management31business management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, MIS
Education and Teaching22elementary school teaching, early childhood education, technical teaching, education courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology15radiation therapist, health diagnostic professions
Office and Administration15administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office occupations
Therapy and Counseling14substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Liberal Arts8minority and gender studies, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Beauty and Cosmetology7cosmetology, barber
Construction Trades6electrician, construction trades
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical Administration5medical secretary
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation, natural resources management
Mechanics and Repair4autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Law3legal secretary
Production Trades3machine shop assistant, welding, furniture design
Design3design and visual communication
Family and Social Work2social work
Engineering1engineering, materials science
Art Studies1visual and performing arts, art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech, nuclear and radiologic tech
Fine Arts0textile arts

Number of programs and degrees for Northern New Mexico College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree10341
Award of less than 1 academic year155
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5317
Bachelor's degree151
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years44

Northern New Mexico College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northern New Mexico College had a total enrollment of 2,237 students (1,031 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 21%
Black 1%
Hispanic 69%
Asian 1%
American Indian 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 13%
20-21 11%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 14%
50-64 14%
65+ 5%

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

New Mexico99%

Northern New Mexico College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 33 %
Part-Time 50 %

Northern New Mexico College Room and Board (2007)

Northern New Mexico College offers campus housing for 80 of its 1,031 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Northern New Mexico College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,062
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,015
Room and board $ 6,788
Books and supplies $ 2,682
Other expenses $ 2,947

Financial Aid:
Northern New Mexico College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2083900)

Northern New Mexico College Faculty

Northern New Mexico College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$53,345
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$51,275

*: 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
Associate professoracademic year8$46,7626$50,252
Assistant professoracademic year10$45,06312$38,385
Instructoracademic year8$42,1174$39,733
All faculty totalacademic year26$44,67922$41,866

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

Northern New Mexico College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering, General
Materials Science

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Northern New Mexico College Highlights

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What Sets Northern New Mexico College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 6%Northern New Mexico College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 8%Northern New Mexico College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 11%Northern New Mexico College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Northern New Mexico College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Northern New Mexico College Number of students
Minority % of student body
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Top 16%Northern New Mexico College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Northern New Mexico College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Northern New Mexico College % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
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Top 20%Northern New Mexico College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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