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Student Handbook



The community of Northern New Mexico College is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry and is focused on the holistic development of the person. The Code of Student Conduct is administered by the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests and needs of individual students with the interests and needs other members of the larger college community.

Our community exists on the basis of shared values and principles which include:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Equity, Diversity and Social Justice
  • Respect for the unique dignity of each person and the greater community
  • Responsibility to one another, our community and society

At Northern, student members of the community are expected to foster these values. Consistent with our academic mission, each member of the college community bears personal responsibility for their conduct, and assumes reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others.

Read more: Student Handbook_2023-2024

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.