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Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

5,260 Full-Time Undergraduates
$1,344 Avg In-State Tuition

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Central New Mexico Community 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 CNM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#11 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Value Cosmetology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CNM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Value Colleges for Health Sciences & Services College Factual
#10 Best Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Schools College Factual
#16 Best Welding Technology/Welder Schools College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Precision Production College Factual
#20 Best Precision Metal Working Schools College Factual
#22 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual

Where Is Central New Mexico Community College?

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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

Can I Afford CNM?

$1,344 In-State Tuition
8% Take Out Loans
18.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time CNM students paid $56 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $296 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $1,344 $7,104
Fees $306 $306
Books and Supplies $1,440 $1,440

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 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.

Central New Mexico Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,260 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,398 undergraduate students at CNM, with 5,260 being full-time and 16,138 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 5,260 full-time undergraduates at CNM, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 120
Hispanic or Latino 2,956
White 1,342
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 692

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

15,644 Took All Classes Online
19,195 Took At Least One Class Online
64.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 19,195 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 4th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of CNM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central New Mexico Community College was 64.6%. This is the #440 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CNM regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Information Management #20
Health & Medical Administrative Services #150

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 588 13 601
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 218 33 0 251
Electrician 90 25 120 235
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 150 0 0 150
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 75 0 38 113
Welding Technology/Welder 0 40 58 98
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 86 0 0 86
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 77 0 0 77
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 50 0 0 50
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 39 0 0 39
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 38 0 0 38
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 24 0 0 24
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 23 23
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 23 23
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 23 0 23
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 8 15 23
Radiologic Technology 0 21 0 21
Surgical Technology 0 20 0 20
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 0 20 0 20
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 6 13 19
Laboratory Technician 0 17 0 17
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 5 5 7 17
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 16 16
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 15 0 15
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 15 0 0 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 14 0 14
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 14 0 14
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 13 0 13
Health Information Management 0 13 0 13
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 13 0 0 13
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 12 12
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 0 12 12
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 2 9 11
Cabinetmaking & Millwork 8 0 0 8
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 7 7
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 6 6
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 4 2 6
Building Construction Technology 0 4 0 4
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 4 0 4
Bartending/Bartender 0 0 3 3
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 2 0 0 2
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2 0 0 2
General Drafting & Design Technology 1 0 0 1
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
Other Construction Trades 0 0 0 0
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Laser & Optical Technology 0 0 0 0
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Polysomnography 0 0 0 0
Hematology Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Dental Services & Allied Professions 0 0 0 0
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 893 890 377 2,160

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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