CNM Vision Statement
Changing Lives, Building Community
CNM Mission Statement
Be a Leader in Education and Training
Central New Mexico Community College provides affordable higher education throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.
Above all else, their mission at CNM is to help you succeed in whatever educational or workforce training endeavor you might be seeking. Their tuition rates
are low for more than 100 programs at New Mexico’s largest postsecondary institution.
Are you interested in pursuing an associate’s degree that will pave the way to a four-year university or entry into the workforce?
You can choose from college-transfer courses in 28 arts and sciences disciplines, engineering, pre-management and various occupational fields. In all, CNM offers associate’s degrees in 48 arts and sciences and occupational disciplines.
Are you interested in becoming certified in a trade that can lead to a more rewarding job in a high demand field?
CNM, which is a highly respected workforce generator among growing industries in New Mexico, offers certificates in 52 business, health, technologies and vocational occupations. CNM is well known for responding to the needs of the local economy through course development and for its ability to efficiently train workers for quick entry into New Mexico’s burgeoning economy. With the help of CNM, about 95 percent of CNM graduates get jobs related to their field of study.
CNM is also nationally recognized for being a progressive community college. If you prefer attending class in the comfort of your home on your computer, CNM provides more distance learning courses
than any other postsecondary institution in the state.
For high school students
looking to get a head start on college, there are abundant opportunities to take dual-enrollment courses, which save plenty of time and money.
If you’re hesitant about attending college because of financial or personal challenges, CNM has a renowned collection of support services that has lifted thousands of people to heights they previously thought were unreachable. In addition to financial aid
, the CNM Foundation
can provide students in need with a variety of scholarships and financial assistance. CNM is the only community college in the country operating a program called the Center for Working Families, which has gained national acclaim for providing an array of financial, academic and emotional support services to low-income students.
Their School of Adult & General Education
has been recognized as one of the best models in the country for adult basic education and developmental (remedial) education, which includes GED
preparation. They also have Achievement Coaches
, who are very unique among community colleges because they go well beyond the common role of guidance counselors. They help students find ways to overcome personal and academic challenges and they provide empowering encouragement.
For more than 40 years, they have built a strong reputation in the community for providing high-quality, affordable instruction that has prepared countless people for rewarding careers in the community.
They are also loyal to their responsibility of contributing to the well-being of their communities in every way possible. As one example, their national award-winning Service Learning
program has forged partnerships with hundreds of non-profit organizations to team up in student-driven participation efforts that enrich their communities and their students’ appreciation for community service.