Open Pathway

The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions through the Open Pathway.

Through the Open Pathway, CNM demonstrates that it meets the Higher Learning Commission's Criteria for Accreditation while focusing on quality assurance and institutional improvement throughout the College.

It follows a 10-year cycle including a Quality Initiative during years 5 through 7. The Quality Initiative gives CNM the opportunity to pursue large-scale improvement projects that align with current needs and goals.

The Open Pathway's four core processes are a sequence of events that are an integral part of CNM's Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

  • Assurance Review
  • Quality Initiative
  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) received Reaffirmation of Accreditation through 2023.

For further information, contact the Higher Learning Commission.