About the College

New Mexico Junior College enjoys the distinction of being the first junior college built in the state. Today, NMJC occupies 243 total acres, with approximately 500,000 square ft. of building space. The campus has a student population of approximately 3,000 students and 265 full-time employees, as well as a facility count of 35 buildings, including the student apartments, the Western Heritage Museum Complex & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Workforce Development Facility. 

New Mexico Junior College offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, along with certificates in the business and industry trades. In addition, the College offers nationally renowned NJCAA athletic programs in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men's and women's golf, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s track and field. The men’s and women’s rodeo program is governed by NIRA. Through its outstanding programs, staff, and services, New Mexico Junior College fills an important educational need for Lea County and the surrounding area by actively promoting success through learning. 

The main campus of New Mexico Junior College is composed of several building complexes that contain the primary services and departments of the College. Within these buildings are faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities.