New Mexico Junior College enjoys the distinction of being the first independent 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 Training & Outreach 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, golf, women’s cross country, and women’s track. 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.