Due to inclement weather, both the El Rito and Española campuses will be closing today, January 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Additional notifications will be distributed via the following: Northern’s phone system – 505-747-2100, our website, Facebook Page – facebook.com/NorthernNewMexicoCollege, email – news@nnmc.edu, Subject: Inclement Weather Notification, and local news stations – KOBTV Channel 4, KOAT Channel 7, KRQE Channel 13, KDCE Radio – 950am or 100.7fm. PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY!

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Northern New Mexico College is a two-year and four-year degree granting comprehensive institution of higher learning. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northern offers degrees in business administration, engineering, teacher education, nursing, fine arts, humanities and sciences.

Fifty full-time faculty and approximately 160 part-time faculty provide instruction toward the completion of over 90 Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree and Certificate programs.

Founded in 1909 as the Spanish-American Normal School in El Rito, the institution's original mission was to train the area's Spanish speakers to become teachers. In 1977, Northern became the state's first designated Community College, and 2005 became New Mexico's newest baccalaureate granting institution.

A two-campus institution, with the historic campus in El Rito and a larger campus with greater student population in Española, Northern serves an average of 1700 students per semester.

“You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger universities. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Engineering
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