Why should I choose NORTHERN?

Accessible, Affordable, Student-Centered. Guaranteed!


NORTHERN New Mexico College is the #1 Most Affordable four-year college in New Mexico and in all of the southwestern United States (2015-16).


NORTHERN offers 13 quality bachelor's programs and 50+ associate and certificate degrees in diverse fields including:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
  • Studio, Visual & Performing Arts
  • Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Language & Letters
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Career & Technical Fields


NORTHERN New Mexico College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds additional accreditation in the following academic areas:

  • Bachelor's & Associate Degrees in Business Administration are ACBSP accredited.
  • Bachelor of Information Engineering Technology is accredited by ABET.
  • RN to BSN Nursing degree is accredited by CCNE.
  • Barbering, Cosmetology and the Associate Degree in Nursing are approved by their respective state licensing boards.

Experienced faculty. NORTHERN employs 53 experienced, full-time faculty and 30 full-time Ph.D. faculty. Classes are small and personal. Average class sizes at NORTHERN range from 12-15 students, allowing you to get personal, one-on-one instruction from faculty.


NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth in all areas of study. Northern is the place for UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH. @NORTHERN, you can dive right in to research experience early in your college career. Examples of student research and field experience opportunities include:

  • Biology of the Cell Nucleus Lab
  • Annual Academic Research, Creativity & Scholarship Symposium (ARCSS)
  • Environmental Science & Ecology Field Research at Valles Caldera
  • Wildland Fire Science Research in Carson National Forest
  • Presenting research at the Native American Indigenous Studies Association in Washington D.C. (2015).
  • Research internships at Los Alamos National Labs and exchanges with partner schools
  • Community-oriented clinical and research experiences in Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Mobile app development in Information Engineering Technologies
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)

With our new streamlined ADN curriculum, students can complete the program in just five semesters and be ready for entry-level careers in hospitals, home healthcare organ ... [+]

What's exciting and new about Northern's ADN program?

With our new streamlined ADN curriculum, students can complete the program in just five semesters and be ready for entry-level careers in hospitals, home healthcare organizations, long-term care facilities, private physician's offices and more.

As of Fall 2015, prerequisite courses can be completed in one semester, and all of our courses are fully aligned with New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) statewide. Begin your nursing education today at Northern!

Our Purpose:

The purpose of the NNMC ADN program is to prepare culturally diverse registered nurses who embody professional values and integrate scholarship, integrity, and quality patient-centered care into the art and science of nursing. The ADN program prepares graduates for successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The ADN program promotes student success through academic advisement, multiple teaching/learning modalities, tutoring, referrals for personal counseling, and remediation services.... [-]

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September 2020
5 semesters
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