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Central New Mexico Community College Overview

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Central New Mexico Community College Known For?

9,574 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at CNM.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central New Mexico Community College Rankings

CNM is ranked #4 out of 18 schools in New Mexico.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CNM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CNM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Communication & Media Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Non-Professional General Legal Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Communication & Journalism Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Communication & Media Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Food, Nutrition & Related Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Non-Professional General Legal Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central New Mexico Community College?

Location of Central New Mexico Community College

Contact details for CNM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 Buena Vista Dr Se, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-224-3000
Website: https://www.cnm.edu

How Do I Get Into CNM?

You can apply to CNM online at: https://cnmapprentice.force.com/apply/s/login/SelfRegister

Central New Mexico Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Central New Mexico Community College?

11% Take Out Loans
21.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CNM, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $2,739 a year. That adds up to $10,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CNM is 21.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Central New Mexico Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,119 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,096 undergraduate students at CNM, with 6,119 being full-time and 16,977 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CNM

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,119 full-time undergraduates at CNM, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CNM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central New Mexico Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CNM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 144
Black or African American 145
Hispanic or Latino 3,438
White 1,521
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 840

Over 10 countries are represented at CNM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Nepal, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Central New Mexico Community College

4,221 Took All Classes Online
9,881 Took At Least One Class Online
0.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,881 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CNM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CNM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central New Mexico Community College was 0.2%. This is the #2,011 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CNM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CNM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Anthropology 13%
Business Support & Assistant Services 57%
Communication & Journalism 26%
Communication & Media Studies 26%
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Education 21%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 33%
Geography & Cartography 71%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17%
Health Professions 21%
History 9%
History 9%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 44%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 50%
Political Science & Government 38%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CNM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CNM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #15
Anthropology #20
General Sales & Marketing #27
Criminology #32
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #42
Political Science & Government #43
General English Literature #57
Sociology #58
History #63
History #63
Legal Professions #104
English Language & Literature #109
Business Support & Assistant Services #135
Human Development & Family Studies #137
General Psychology #143
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #164
General Business/Commerce #171
Computer Information Systems #173
Social Sciences #190
Psychology #198
Teacher Education Grade Specific #265
Health & Medical Administrative Services #324
Computer & Information Sciences #391

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central New Mexico Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,091 2,034 4,125
Health Sciences & Services 0 502 18 520
Allied Health Professions 213 96 39 348
Business Administration & Management 0 221 98 319
Human Development & Family Studies 232 80 0 312
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 174 110 284
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 37 229 266
Nursing 0 241 0 241
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 200 0 36 236
General Business/Commerce 213 0 0 213
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 84 27 96 207
Accounting 0 39 156 195
Culinary Arts 10 51 80 141
General Psychology 0 140 0 140
Precision Metal Working 0 45 92 137
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 33 11 92 136
Ground Transportation 111 0 0 111
Communication & Media Studies 0 86 20 106
Computer Information Systems 0 95 0 95
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 19 76 95
Business Support & Assistant Services 41 11 30 82
Sociology 0 82 0 82
Mathematics 0 71 0 71
Criminology 0 59 0 59
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 27 23 50
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 13 35 48
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 17 31 48
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 46 0 46
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 43 0 0 43
Fine & Studio Arts 0 33 9 42
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 8 18 12 38
Fire Protection 0 31 7 38
Special Education 0 0 37 37
Health & Physical Education 0 14 23 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 18 18 36
History 0 35 0 35
Public Health 32 0 1 33
Dental Support Services 0 0 31 31
Cosmetology 6 24 0 30
Information Technology 0 0 27 27
Building Management & Inspection 0 27 0 27
General Engineering 0 27 0 27
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 27 0 0 27
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 24 0 24
Anthropology 0 23 0 23
General English Literature 0 22 0 22
Computer Programming 0 0 20 20
General Biology 0 19 0 19
Legal Support Services 0 13 6 19
Carpentry 0 0 18 18
Geography & Cartography 0 7 10 17
Environmental Design 0 15 0 15
Educational Administration 0 0 15 15
Sustainability Science 0 0 14 14
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 13
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 12 12
Romance Languages 0 0 12 12
Hospitality Management 0 9 1 10
Computer Science 0 10 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 4 10
Physics 0 10 0 10
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 9 0 9
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 9 9
Woodworking 0 0 8 8
Air Transportation 7 0 1 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 6 6
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 6 6
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 4 4
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 4 4
Chemistry 0 3 0 3
Surveying Engineering 0 2 0 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 2 0 2
Architectural History 0 1 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,260 4,704 3,610 9,574

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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