Tuition Rates and Residency

Tuition rates and residency for Central New Mexico Community College

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The current tuition table is based on residency classification. Residency classification is based on information provided at the time of admission or readmission. Your residency status is posted in your myCNM account. Residency classifications are: 

  1. NM resident who lives in the CNM tax district
  2. NM resident who lives outside the CNM tax district
  3. Non-NM Resident

The following information is subject to change without notice.

Please Note: Fees are additional costs associated with either registering for classes or material for the class itself. Please visit our Fees page.

Tuition 2022-2023

New Mexico Residents 

1-11 Credit Hours 12-18 Credit Hours More than 18 Credit Hours
$63 per credit hour $756 $756 + $63 per credit hour above 18

Non-New Mexico Residents 

1-11 Credit Hours 12-18 Credit Hours More than 18 Credit Hours
$318 per credit hour $3,816 $3,816+ $318 per credit hour above 18 

Specialty Programs - Tuition

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (ENDT) Fast Track Business Administration Degree Fast Track Teacher Ed & Bilingual Teacher Ed Degree Fast Track Early Childhood Degree Law Enforcement Academy CNM Online

$11,850 for Program1 (4 terms)

$8,999 for Program2 (4 terms)

$7,399 for Program3 (4 terms)

$7,399 for Program4 (5 terms)

$3,500 for Program5 (1 term)

$171 per credit hour


1Price breakdown by term:

Fall 2022 start: Fall 2021, $3,000; Spring 2022, $2,950; Summer 2022, $2,950; Fall 2022, $2,950.

Fall 2021 start: $2,800 per term.

2Price breakdown by term: 

Fall 2021 start: Fall 2021, $2,399; Spring 2022, $2,300; Summer 2022, $1,500; Fall 2022, $2,300.

Spring 2022 start: Spring 2022, $2,399; Summer 2022, $1,500; Fall 2022, $2,300; Spring 2023, $2,300.

Fall 2022 start: Fall 2022, $2,599; Spring 2023, $2,400; Summer 2023, $1,600; Fall 2023, $2,400.

Please read more about the Fast-Track Business Administration program.

3Price breakdown by term: 

Fall 2022 start: Fall 2022, $2,199; Spring 2023, $1,850; Summer 2023, $1,500; Fall 2023, $1,850.

4Price breakdown by term: 

Fall 2022 start: Fall 2022, $1,699; Spring 2023, $1,600; Summer 2023, $1,250; Fall 2023, $1,600; Spring 2024, $1,250.

Please read more about the Fast-Track Early Childhood and Teacher Education Degrees.

5CNM collaborates with law enforcement agencies across the state and enrolls only sponsored students in the program.

Contact the Cashier's Office for all questions regarding tuition charges.