Name: Central New Mexico Community College
President: Katharine Winograd
Campus Setting: Urban
Year Established: 1965 as Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 29,948
Part Time: 67.2%
Full Time: 32.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.3%
Native American: 7.0%
Quote from the President
“Thanks to comprehensive partnership agreements with our local university and K-12 school districts, we have helped to create a much-improved educational pipeline for our community. Central New Mexico Community College has the largest dual-credit program in our state where high school students can take our college-level courses with no charge for tuition or books. Our strong partnership with the University of New Mexico provides our students with unprecedented opportunities to transfer and pursue higher degrees. Our ability to respond quickly to meet the workforce needs of local business and industry by developing high-quality credit and non-credit programs makes CNM a critical resource in attracting new industries to our district while providing our students with educational pathways to quality jobs.”
- In spring 2009, CNM became the largest higher education institution in New Mexico in terms of enrollment, surpassing the University of New Mexico.
- In February 2011, CNM launched an innovative new student service designed to increase student success rates called CNM Connect. The one-stop-shop model is staffed with “achievement coaches” and provides students with access to all CNM support services and resources in one location. Students in need can apply for public benefits on site.
- CNM’s Workforce Training Center is now home to the Solar Center of Excellence, a U.S. Department of Labor grant-funded project. The center provides free job-training opportunities for eligible participants in the solar industries while also developing solar power installation and maintenance course curriculum that will be shared with other community colleges around the state.
- The CNM Foundation recently launched its Milestone Fund, a pioneering performance-based scholarship designed to increase financial support for low-income students while also providing an added incentive to stay in school and graduate. Qualifying students receive $500 per term for three successive terms, provided they continue to meet scholarship GPA requirements.