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|80-100 including adjunct faculty|
|Campus||Rural, 243 acres (331,400 ft²)|
|Colors||Red and Gold|
New Mexico Junior College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. With a current enrollment of 3,375.
The campus is contained on 243 acres (98 ha) with over 331,400 gross square feet of building space, worth an estimated $37.3 million.
The college district within Lea County supports NMJC by a tax levy.
About 3,000 students attend NMJC, approximately 70% of whom are part-time students. 47% of students are aged 25 or over. Only about half of full-time students graduate, and only about 34% of part-time students graduate. NMJC has an open admission policy.
NMJC offers associate's degrees in science, applied science, and arts; in addition, several certificate programs in vocational trade areas. There are over 640 courses of study offered annually through NMJC's two instructional sectors: Arts and Sciences and Business and Technology. NMJC also offers certificate programs in many academic areas.
The programs of study include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees along with certificates.
NMJC fields NJCAA Division I teams in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's golf, women's track and field, women's cross country, and men's and women's rodeo. Its baseball team won the NJCAA World Series in 2005, its first championship. Their mascot is the Thunderbird. The men's and women's basketball games are broadcast locally on KNMJ 100.9 FM.