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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accreditations and Compliance

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New Mexico Military Institute’s Junior College program is accredited (2011) by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association. Contact the Higher Learning Commission at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602 or call 800-621-7440 for questions about the accreditation of our Junior College program. The organization’s website is

Our College Preparatory High School program is accredited (June 2013) by AdvancED. Contact the Alpharetta Office at 9115 Westside Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 or call 888-413-3669 for questions about the accreditation of our College Preparatory High School program. The organization’s website is

Additional Certifications/Licensure

State of New Mexico
Public Education Department
Department of the Army as a Military Junior College offering JROTC and SROTC Programs. Honor School with distinction (or its equivalent) since 1909.

Surveys relating to NMMI and accreditation may be found at


American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
American Council on Education
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S.
National Association of Campus Activities
North Central Conference of Summer Schools
New Mexico Association of Community Colleges
College Board

Assessment Statement

At NMMI assessment is an embedded continuous process for understanding confirming and improving cadet success.  NMMI’s commitment to assessment is being realized by the Institute’s involvement in the North Central Association’s Assessment Academy. The Institute has created an Assessment Academy Task Force to guide and lead assessment activities across all mission elements.

Confidentiality of Cadet Records

Cadet records are accessed by faculty and professional staff for authorized academic-related purposes. The release of cadet records for off-campus use occurs only with a cadet’s knowledge and consent, or when required by law.

A cadet’s high school record is open for inspection by the cadet’s parents or guardians. College cadets and high school cadets taking college courses (college courses only) fall under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations and can limit access to their record as specified in federal law. Financially, New Mexico Military Institute considers all cadets, whose parents provide verification of their expenses, as a “dependent cadet” as defined by Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152 for the IRS form 1098. The cadet must provide proof of “independent” status to the Registrar prior to the start of the third academic week. College cadets must elect whether or not their grades go to their parents through their matriculation form, or an invitation page inside of the cadet portal, “Self-Service”.

The Registrar is the custodian of the cadet’s academic record. A cadet’s academic record may include application for admission information, residency certificate, immunization certificate, date of school entry, cadet schedules and schedule changes, academic work completed, standardized achievement test scores, transcripts from previous schools attended, and various Veteran’s Administration forms.

Public information which may be released upon request includes a cadet’s name, photograph, address, telephone number, truncated date and place of birth, area of concentration, dates of attendance, height, weight, scholastic and/or athletic achievement, degree, previous schools attended and date of graduation. If a cadet does not wish for this public information to be released, the cadet must notify the Registrar during the first two weeks of classes in each semester. This is normally done during matriculation.

Cadets have the right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days of the date of their request, but must specify which educational records. They have the right to request amendment of the records they believe to be in error. They can file a complaint with the Academic Dean, Registrar, or US Department of Education if they determine their rights have been violated. The address for such complaints is in the Registrar’s Office.

FERPA Annual Notice to Reflect Possible Federal and State Data Collection and Use

As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (“Federal and State Authorities”) may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is “principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant cadet records systems.

Equal Opportunity Policy

NMMI is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as cadets. The college is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin concerning employment or during the course of employment at this Institute.