Northern New Mexico College

Espanola, NM 87532
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Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is located in Espanola, New Mexico. This public college was founded all the way back in 1909 in order to help educate Spanish-speaking members of the community and it currently serves over 1000 students. The school still primarily serves rural communities and is a source of education for the eight Native American communities in the surrounding areas. Students will be able to earn several different associate’s degrees as well as many certificates at this school.

The NNMC nursing program is just one of the many programs offered by this school. It makes use of a career ladder system that allows nursing students to pursue becoming certified nursing assistants (CNA), licensed practical nurses (LPN), or registered nurses (RN). This school has both an associate’s degree nursing program and an RN-to-BSN program. NNMC has been educating nurses since 1973 and it continues to provide top-tier educational opportunities to everyone who steps through the doors. The associate’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students948
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 5
Bachelor's degree 1 3
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 83.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1982 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$136/credit
In State Students$136/credit
Out of State Students$505/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$147/credit
In State Students$147/credit
Out of State Students$221/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,120 $6,120 $22,725
ADN 70 $9,520 $9,520 $35,350
BSN 125 $17,000 $17,000 $63,125
FNP 50 $7,350 $7,350 $11,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of Northern New Mexico College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 70% $4,705
Other Federal Grant 18% $685
State Grant & Scholarships 77% $2,793
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,521
Federal Student Loans 7% $3,605
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,477
$30,001 to $48,000$9,366
$48,001 to $75,000$10,614
$75,001 to $110,000$13,834
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Mexico state board of nursing.
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM 87532

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