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New Mexico Junior College Overview

New Mexico Junior College is a public institution situated in Hobbs, New Mexico. Hobbs is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is New Mexico Junior College Known For?

485 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at New Mexico Junior College.
  • In 2017-2018, 51% of the faculty were full-time.

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New Mexico Junior College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at New Mexico Junior College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular General Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New Mexico Junior College?

Location of New Mexico Junior College

Contact details for New Mexico Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: 575-392-4510
Website: www.nmjc.edu

As long as you submit the requested materials to New Mexico Junior College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford New Mexico Junior College?

8% Take Out Loans
15.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At New Mexico Junior College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $2,713 a year. That adds up to $10,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New Mexico Junior College is 15.5%. 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.

New Mexico Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

735 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,327 undergraduate students at New Mexico Junior College, with 735 being full-time and 1,592 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New Mexico Junior College

Gender Diversity

Of the 735 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Junior College, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New Mexico Junior College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New Mexico Junior College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 251
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 62

Over 24 countries are represented at New Mexico Junior College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Jamaica, and Kenya.

Online Learning at New Mexico Junior College

295 Took All Classes Online
2,247 Took At Least One Class Online
11.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,247 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at New Mexico Junior College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th 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 New Mexico Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico Junior College was 11.2%. This is the #1,254 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at New Mexico Junior College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 19%
Liberal Arts General Studies 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at New Mexico Junior College 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 New Mexico Junior College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nuclear Engineering Technology #2
General Agriculture #5
Industrial Production Technology #7
Environmental Control Technology #8
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #21
Engineering Technologies #64
Computer Information Systems #80
General Business/Commerce #80
Computer & Information Sciences #174
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #208
Liberal Arts General Studies #208
Business Administration & Management #407

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%.

New Mexico Junior College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 295 0 295
Nursing 47 0 47
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 35 37
Cosmetology 5 24 29
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 25 0 25
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 7 14
General Business/Commerce 8 5 13
General Education 0 13 13
Precision Metal Working 4 4 8
Computer Information Systems 3 0 3
Nuclear Engineering Technology 1 0 1
General Agriculture 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0
TOTAL 397 88 485

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.

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