The New Mexico Association of Community Colleges

Promoting high-quality, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education for New Mexicans


Member Institutions


Scholarship Grantees in the 2022–2023 Academic Year


Degrees and Certificates Awarded in the 2022–2023 Academic Year

Educational advocates

NMACC is a non-profit educational organization promoting the community college mission through collaboration with educational institutions and by advocating for education in the state of New Mexico.


NMACC aims to help students overcome barriers to attaining higher education, and to improve the quality of education offered.

Legislative priorities include compensation increases for faculty and staff and funding for student support services, workforce training, building renewal and replacement, and more.

Learn more about our 2024 legislative priorities.

Scholarship Assistance

NMACC also promotes scholarship opportunities like the Legislative Lottery Scholarship and Opportunity Scholarship. Meet some of the recent scholarship recipients.

  • Janelle Felton-Swinford
    “NMSU-A provides quality professors who are focused on helping students achieve success. Valuable tutors are always ready to assist on difficult concepts in Chemistry, Biology, and Algebra. My college journey with NMSU-A has been incredible and I’m excited to reach my goal of helping the community as a registered nurse someday very soon!”
  • Jose Olivas
    “The professors at ENMU-Roswell are not just educators; they are mentors who guide and support me. They are approachable and friendly, which has enriched the learning environment. They have helped me navigate the complexities of Aviation Maintenance and have been crucial to my success.”
  • Rafael Silva
    “Classes at the college have been so motivating in all aspects of my life. Everyone’s proud of my efforts there. The instructors have been great and give lots of information. I enjoy it every time I go onto campus and look forward to future classes.”
  • Vincent Paul
    “When I found my career in technical support had been outsourced a few years ago, I decided to choose my own path going forward. To do that, I needed education in HVAC, Building Construction Technology, and Energy and Environmental Technologies. Only DACC offers these areas of study affordably.”
  • Christina Ibarra
    “The professors and staff at NMSU Grants have helped me grow and achieve my goals. Although I always wanted to learn how to weld, it was sometimes challenging as I am the first in my family to attend college. I know I am gaining a quality education at NMSU Grants because my professors are committed, passionate, and have the expertise to ensure students succeed.”