2019 Best Online Community Colleges in New Mexico

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These six community colleges in New Mexico all offer fully online associate degrees for less than $2,000 per year. The top-ranked school, New Mexico Junior College, is also the most affordable option on this list. Tuition is just $912 per year, and students can choose among six online associate degrees. Clovis Community College follows closely behind at #2, and offers 12 online associate degrees as well as 17 online certificates.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 $912 Hobbs (NM)
#2 #2 $1,056 Multiple Locations
#3 #3 $1,470 Farmington (NM)
#4 #4 $1,320 Albuquerque (NM)
#5 #5 $1,776 Las Cruces (NM)
#6 #6 $1,872 Alamogordo (NM)

2019 Online Community Colleges in New Mexico - Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $912
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Hobbs
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Distance learners in need of a flexible learning alternative can earn a degree online through New Mexico Junior College. Students can enroll in an associate degree program or opt for individual online courses. Available degrees include an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, an Associate of Applied Science in Business, an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology. The online programs use the Canvas learning management system and the school offers a wealth of resources including online tutoring, proctored exam services, and a 24/7 help desk for technical and academic support.

  • Annual Tuition: $1,056
  • Accreditation: HLC and WASC ACCJC
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
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Clovis Community College in New Mexico offers multiple associate degree programs that can be completed entirely online. These degrees include an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Science in Behavioral Science, an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems, an Associate of Applied Science in Academy-Based Criminal Justice, and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration. Several certificates are also available to obtain online. Classes are asynchronous and are ideal for students who desire a flexible, convenient learning environment and are able to work independently.

Online Associate Degrees (12)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

  • Annual Tuition: $1,470
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Farmington
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Individuals can earn a degree or a certificate completely online through San Juan College. Available degrees include an Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety, an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology, an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant, an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, an Associate of Arts in Psychology, an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration. Alternatively, students can earn a Certificate in Creative Writing through the school’s e-learning system. Multiple resources are provided for online students including financial aid, academic advising, technical resources, a tutoring center, and disability services.
 

  • Annual Tuition: $1,320
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Albuquerque
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Central New Mexico Community College offers three online associate degree programs and several certificate programs. Available degrees include an Associate of Arts in Criminology, an Associate of Arts in English, and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts. Individuals interested in earning a Certificate of Completion have the following options: business administration, project management, retail management, general business, general studies, and more. Online students are provided with academic resources and guidance, including one-on-one meetings with faculty members and academic advising.

  • Annual Tuition: $1,776
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Las Cruces
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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is a community college that is a branch campus of the state's four-year university system. There are eight online associate degrees and four online certificate programs available, including Associate of Applied Science degrees in Public Health, Computer and Information Technology, and more. The college has online support staff who are available to help online students navigate the challenges of online learning to help ensure that they succeed academically. Online tutoring is also offered. Online courses are taught through Canvas, and in order to ensure the quality of online courses, all online instructors are required to complete a Canvas Online Certification. Online students also receive an introduction to Canvas prior to the start of classes.

Online Associate Degrees (18)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $1,872
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Alamogordo
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New Mexico State University - Alamogordo is a community college that is a branch campus of the state's four-year university system. The school offers eight online associate degrees and four online certificate programs in fields such as accounting, management, and legal studies. These programs can all be completed 100% online, although some synchronous sessions may be required. Online classes use the Canvas system, and online students have access to a variety of services, including tutoring and an online community that allows them to interact with other students and discuss course material. New Mexico State University - Alamogordo designs all of its online courses in accordance with the standards established by Quality Matters, which is a independent non-profit organization that helps schools develop high-quality online courses.

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