* 187912

New Mexico Military Institute

Provided by

New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is a state-supported educational institution located in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. It is sometimes referred to as the "Lord of the Flies, with uniforms," and it is the only state-supported military college located in the western United States. NMMI includes a college preparatory four-year high school and a two-year junior college. Founded in 1891 by Joseph C. Lea, who selected Col. Robert S. Goss as the Superintendent for the Goss Military Institute (which was later renamed NMMI), its architecture and organization is inspired by Virginia Military Institute, and is one of six Military Junior Colleges in the United States.

Students who attend NMMI are referred to as 'Cadets' and are classified as either 'Old Cadets' or 'New Cadets'. It typically has about 980 cadets, 95 percent of whom go on to four-year universities, The school's Army ROTC program commissions approximately 35 cadets per year as US Army 2nd Lieutenants through the US Army two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), and about 100 cadets each year go to one of the five major United States Service academies. Many NMMI graduates are currently serving as senior-level officers in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NMMI first admitted women as cadets in 1977 due to a court decision, although some women did attend as non-cadet day students in the early years of the school. It is the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory military boarding high school (grades 9–12) and junior college in the United States and is renowned for its quality leadership programs for female cadets.

The school's motto is "Duty, Honor, and Achievement". The school's teams are the Broncos (junior college) and the Colts (high school) and the school is known for the mandatory attendance of its cadets at football games. The school's colors are scarlet and black.

* Description and image provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. More

Fast Facts

  • Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • students
  • $5,800.00 avg tuition

101 W. College Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88201-5173
(505) 622-6250

Apply online Admissions:
Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
More Less

New Mexico Military Institute

Applied 867
Admitted 368 42%
Enrolled total 242
Full Time: 242
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 400 540
SAT Math 420 550
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 380 520
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 17 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 48%
4-year graduation rate
6-year graduation rate
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

New Mexico Military Institute

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $1,525.00 $1,525.00 $5,800.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,144.00 $2,144.00 $2,144.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $4,670.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $2,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $85.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $3,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 57%
Percent receiving grant aid 53%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,237.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 18%
Avg amount of student loan aid $3,819.00

New Mexico Military Institute

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X

Scholarships for Students in New Mexico

Name Amount Deadline
Tony Campman Scholarship $2,500 June 15, 2017
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
Leon Bradley Scholarship Up to $2,500 May 31, 2017
Julia D. Sweeney Endowed Scholarship Varies October 26, 2017

Discuss this school on Facebook