Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Key Performance Indicators are measures used to assist CNM in evaluating overall institutional success and identifying opportunities for improvement.

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Each year, the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at CNM reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that define and track our progress toward strategic goals.

KPIs help to support institutional self-analysis and decision making, identifying opportunities for improvement and public accountability. Data is updated on an annual basis, or as information is available, and CNM assesses college needs and KPIs regularly to confirm that each indicator continues to be relevant.

Graduation Awards

Goal: Increase the number of awards* granted to students to 12,000 per year by the 2019-20 academic year.

Total Awards by Academic Year:

Awards by Academic Year
Awards AY

CNM Awards Earned by Fiscal Year

* Certificates and associate degrees (AA, AS, and AAS)

Time to Award

Goal: Increase the percentage of first-time, full-time, award-seeking students to earn an associate degree or certificate within 150% of program time* to 24% by 2020.

150% Completion Rate: 27.4% (2015 cohort as of 2018)

* Based on the standard period of time in which the program is designed to be completed


Goal: Increase full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment* per academic year.

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment:

Enollment as a full-time equivalent calculation
Enrollment by FTE

*The total number of credit hours taken by CNM students during the fall, spring, and summer terms divided by 30 (the minimum number of credit hours comprising a year of full-time enrollment).


Goal: Increase fall-to-fall retention of first-time, full-time, award-seeking students.*

Fall-to-Fall First-Time, Full-Time, Award-Seeking Student Retention Rate:

Fall-to-Fall First-Time, Full-Time, Award-Seeking Student Retention

*The number of students who come back or graduate

College Efficiency

Goal: Increase revenue saved through technology utilization and space management* by 10% by December 2020.

Peak Demand KW: 463.32 (FY 18)

Space Utilization: 27%* (Fall 2017)

*For classrooms and conference rooms

College Productivity

Goal: Increase CNM's Composite Financial Index score.

CFI Score: 3.02 (FY2018)

CFI Score: 3.20 (FY2017)

*Composite financial index (CFI) scores are an indicator of a college’s overall relative financial health.

Employee Satisfaction

Goal: Increase the employee satisfaction rate to 80% by 2020.

Percentage of CNM Employees Rating Overall Satisfaction "Satisfied" or "Very Satisfied":

2017: 73%

2014: 71%

*Survey information available on the OPIE site for Student, Graduate, Community, and Employee Surveys

Community Responsiveness

Goal: Increase the percent of graduates employed in New Mexico within two years of graduation by the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Percentage of graduates (by fiscal year) employed in New Mexico within two years following graduation:

% of CNM Graduates Employed in New Mexico Post-Graduation
% Employed in NM

Community Innovation

Goal: Become a leader in innovation by providing business incubator spaces and increasing Makerspace memberships to 100 monthly by December 2020.

FUSE Makerspace monthly memberships:

Academic Year 2017-2018: 153

Community Learning

Goal: Increase the number of enrollments in bootcamps and academies to 1,000 students per year by by the 2019-20 academic year.

Bootcamp and Academy Enrollments per Academic Year:

Enrollments in Bootcamps and Academies by Academic Year
Bootcamps & Academies