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Central New Mexico Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Central New Mexico Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Central New Mexico Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Central New Mexico Community College was awarded 1,231 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is pre-law.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CNM as #756 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in New Mexico, CNM is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for Central New Mexico Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into CNM?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Central New Mexico Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Central New Mexico Community College admissions.

Central New Mexico Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Central New Mexico Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central New Mexico Community College is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Central New Mexico Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Central New Mexico Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Central New Mexico Community College.

Central New Mexico Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,398 undergraduates at CNM with 5,260 being full-time and 16,138 being part-time.

How Much Does Central New Mexico Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of CNM is $3,429. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CNM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,604 $3,626 $5,676 $7,646 $9,240

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CNM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CNM, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $3,317 a year. That adds up to $13,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CNM is 18.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do CNM Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CNM make around $30,000 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Central New Mexico Community College make the most money.

Location of Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College is a public institution situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The location of CNM is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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/

Central New Mexico Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central New Mexico Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CNM

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 19,195 students took at least one online class at Central New Mexico Community College. This is an increase from the 10,167 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 19,195 15,644
2018-2019 10,167 4,551
2017-2018 9,881 4,221
2016-2017 9,779 4,230
2015-2016 9,288 3,947

Learn more about online learning at Central New Mexico Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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