CNM Mission: Be a Leader in Education and Training

Our mission is to “Be a Leader in Education and Training.” As our state’s largest community college, we need to continue striving to be at the forefront of cutting edge education and training.

Being a true leader is not only important for our students, but it’s also critically important for New Mexico’s economy. Being a key contributor to our state’s economic development equation, we plan to provide the kind of cutting edge education and training that will deliver highly skilled graduates and a 21st century workforce that will spur economic development.

CNM Vision: Changing Lives, Building Community

It’s our vision, and our motivation.

Our Core Values


Be Caring

Create a nurturing, respectful, and trusting environment of growth and development.


Be Connected

Engage and collaborate with each other and our communities by being agile and responsive.


Be Inspiring

Create opportunities through actions that build hope, aspiration and positive change.


Be Courageous

Boldly seek, face and address challenges.


Be Ethical

Behave with unwavering integrity.


Be Exceptional

Surpass expectations in everything we do.

CNM Strategic Direction

As we all move into a rapidly evolving future, it’s very important that Central New Mexico Community College ventures forward with a strong sense of purpose, a focused plan and guiding principles that help us both reach our goals and overcome challenges. All of CNM’s efforts are guided by our Strategic Direction, which has led the College to remarkable progress in our overarching goals of Student Success, Community Success, and Organizational Excellence and Innovation.


Our Students


Associate Degrees & Certificates for Hispanics


Associate Degrees & Certificates for Native Americans


Total Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded

Source: U.S. Department of Education


A Growing Center of Innovation in the Southwest

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history.