New Mexico Junior College

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New Mexico Junior College
NMJC Logo.png
Established1965
TypePublic
PresidentSteve McCleery
Academic staff80-100 including Adjunct
LocationHobbs, New Mexico, USA
CampusRural, 243 acres (331,400 ft²)
Athletics7 Teams
ColorsRed and Gold
NicknameThunderbirds
Websitewww.nmjc.edu
 
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New Mexico Junior College
NMJC Logo.png
Established1965
TypePublic
PresidentSteve McCleery
Academic staff80-100 including Adjunct
LocationHobbs, New Mexico, USA
CampusRural, 243 acres (331,400 ft²)
Athletics7 Teams
ColorsRed and Gold
NicknameThunderbirds
Websitewww.nmjc.edu

New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) is a public junior college located less than 5 miles (8.0 km) outside of Hobbs, New Mexico, in the southeastern corner of the state.

History[edit]

New Mexico Junior College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. With a current enrollment of 3,375.

Campus[edit]

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.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college district within Lea County supports NMJC by a tax levy.

Academic profile[edit]

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.

Programs of study[edit]

The programs of study include:[1] AA - Associate of Arts, AS - Associate of Science, AAS - Associate of Applied Science

NMJC does not have a degree or majors for the following academic programs, and as such students have to choose a major in a related degree or a degree in General Studies/Undeclared. However, the counseling department offers help for those wanting to go into the following areas:

Student life[edit]

Sport[edit]

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 KIXN 102.9 FM.[2]

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Coordinates: 32°45′28″N 103°10′58″W / 32.75778°N 103.18278°W / 32.75778; -103.18278