Why should I choose NORTHERN?

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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). Also, check out our Tuition Promise!



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 in 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 PhD 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


Student life @NORTHERN is unique and diverse. Campus organizations include:

  • ASNNMC Student Senate
  • American Indian Student Organization (AISO)
  • Chess Club
  • Cosmetology & Barbering Club
  • Drama Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Multi-Faith Club
  • Northern Engineering Student Association
  • Student Veterans of America
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • Physics & The Future Club
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Northern Student Ambassadors

To see more about what makes NORTHERN unique, browse our VIEWBOOK.