Assessment of Student Learning at NMJC

Welcome to NMJC's Assessment of Student Learning information page


 NMJC's approach to assessment of student learning is based on its mission -Success through Learning.

Assessment of student learning delivers evidence of value in courses, programs of study and degrees earned. It also helps identify opportunities for improvement. We use assessment to track progression of learning from specific areas of study through broad, widely applicable learning goals. "Success through learning" is measured in how well students communicate, critically think and problem solve, and interact within their communities as they pursue education and career goals with NMJC and beyond.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College.  Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


  • Comprehend information to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and apply to a specific situation.
  • Communicate in an accurate, correct, and understandable manner.


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Define a problem and arrive at a logical solution.
  • Use appropriate technology and information systems to collect, analyze, and organize information.
  • Apply critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving to data.


Self and Community

  • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and / or scientific issues.
  • Communicate an awareness of a variety of perspectives of ethical issues.
  • Interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of others’ opinions, feelings and values.


General Information:



For specific Department or Program reports please contact the Assessment Coordinator.


Beginning 2018 NMHED updated the state's general education model and allowed general education assessment to be embedded in internal reporting at the department level. From 2008 through 2017 NMHED required all New Mexico institutions of higher education to submit annual reports on general education covering five key areas. Here are all reports submitted to NMHED.


The Higher Learning Commission

NMJC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( based in Chicago, Illinois. Assessment of student learning is part of the accreditation process outlined by the Commission. In support of this requirement, the Commission has published two specific documents outlining Commission policies on assessment:

Higher Learning Commission Statement on Assessment 2003

Higher Learning Commission Statement on Student Learning 2007

NMJC submitted the following report to the Higher Learning Commission in January 2009:

  • NMJC Assessment Progress Report January 2009