Tracing its origins to the Spanish American Normal School which opened in 1909, Northern New Mexico College in its earliest form had the primary function of training teachers for the Spanish-speaking population of the State of New Mexico. It implemented a secondary school of curriculum in 1953 and became the Northern New Mexico State School. The transfer of the high school curriculum to a newly created public school district and the limitation of the college curriculum to technical-vocational courses paved the way for another change of name – the New Mexico Technical-Vocational School. With the college’s expansion, its present campus located at 921 Paseo de Onate Espaňola, New Mexico was developed. All previous classes were given at its historic El Rito Campus.
The institution’s current name was used starting in 1977 when it began operating as a comprehensive community college. Northern New Mexico College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and awards nearly 70 baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. Areas of study include Business Administration, Teacher Education, Nursing, Radiography, Biology, Engineering, among others.
An average of 2,000 students is served by the institution per semester. The faculty is comprised of 45 full-time and about 160 part-time members. The academic departments and colleges are comprised of the College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Math and Science, Department of Business and Office Administration, Department of Career and Technical Education, Department of Communication/Humanities and Social Science, Department of Developmental Studies, Department of Fine Arts and Department of Health Occupations. Estimated cost of tuition and fees is $ 1,353.00 per academic year. Non-institutional costs including room and board, books and supplies as well as personal and transportation expenses are estimated to cost $ 12,000.00.
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