Welcome to CNM

Learn about our offerings and create your future at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM).

Get to Know CNM 

Whether you're starting or returning to college, thank you for considering Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). With the largest undergraduate student enrollment in New Mexico, CNM ranks nationally among more than 1,100 two-year colleges.

We are:

  • No. 1 for the number of associate degrees and certificates earned by Native Americans,
  • In the Top 5 for associate degrees/certificates earned by Hispanics, and
  • In the Top 10 overall for degrees and certificates.

As New Mexico's premier community college, we'll provide you with a quality education no matter your financial well-being, educational background, or age.

Begin Your University Degree

The best place to begin your higher education is a community college. At CNM, you'll find many of the same courses you would at a four-year institution, but at a fraction of the cost.

After earning your associate degree from CNM, you can transfer to a four-year institution. Why burden yourself with debt when New Mexico's best community college is a step away? Choose from 150+ associate degrees, certificates, and training options at affordable costs.

Transfer to CNM or Get College Ready

We acknowledge the needs of all adult learners. Develop skills to pass the High School Equivalency Exam (HiSET or GED) or transfer to CNM and change your career.

CNM has a strong presence of transfer students, students returning to college after several years, and adult learners preparing to attend college for the first time. 

Prepare for a New Career in One Year or Less

In addition to associate degrees, CNM offers several Certificates of Achievement and Completion. With a Certificate, you can enter a new occupation in a short amount of time. Look over our certificate options and get started.

Our non-profit, CNM Ingenuity, provides accelerated educational opportunities in key workforce areas. By learning focused skillsets, you can enter the job market quickly.

Use CNM's Resources on Your Journey

Unlike a larger institution, your voice will be heard at CNM. Our goal from your first day is to help you graduate, and we'll be there to support your goals after your time with us.

We provide several resources including advisement, instructional support and tutoring, accessibility services, help for veterans, and financial aid guidance.

What I love most about CNM is the diversity. There are students of all different ages with one goal of bettering their future.