Why Choose NORTHERN?
Opportunity, Quality, Value!
NORTHERN New Mexico College is the most affordable four-year college in New Mexico.
NORTHERN offers bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in diverse areas of study, including:
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
- Film & Digital Media Arts
- Nursing & Health Sciences
- Education (Early Childhood and Elementary Education)
- Humanities, Social Sciences, Language & Letters
- Business Administration & Entrepreneurship
- Career & Technical Fields (Electrical, Renewable Energy, Radiation Control)
NORTHERN New Mexico College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, www.hlcommission.org 800.621.7440, and holds national 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.
- Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by ACEN.
- RN to BSN Nursing degree is accredited by CCNE.
- Bachelor's & Associate Degrees in our College of Education are NCATE/CAEP accredited.
Barbering and Cosmetology are approved by their respective state licensing boards.
NORTHERN employs more than 40 experienced, full-time faculty and 22 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
- Student Ambassadors
- American Indian Student Organization (AISO)
- Animal Science and Pre-Vet Club
- Black & African-American Student Organization
- Chess Club
- Cosmetology & Barbering Club
- Northern Engineering Student Association
- Student Veterans of America
- Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- Student Nursing Association