New Mexico Military Institute

101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
Tel: 800-421-5376
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 871 students
New Mexico Military Institute is the nation's only State-supported, fully integrated nationally accredited co-educational college preparatory military boarding school for grades 9 - 12 and university parallel military junior college.
Academic excellence, leadership and character development, and physical fitness are the focus of the NMMI experience for all cadets under the motto: "Duty, Honor, Achievement." An embedded US Service Academy Preparatory Program continues to produce outstanding nominees for the 5 Service Academies.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Hollywood director planning documentary at NMMI - 10/28/2015 - A Hollywood director who has worked on The Incredible Hulk and Castle is in Roswell planning his next project. Chuck Bowman is at the New Mexico Military Institute Monday and Tuesday preparing for a documentary.         ...more
  • New Mexico Military Institute students talk to NASA astronaut in space - 10/28/2015 - ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE)- Students at the New Mexico Military Institute made a very long distance call on Wednesday, all the way to space.The school was one of only 15 in the country that got the chance to ask astronauts questions. Students’ faces ...more
  • Medal of Honor recipient talks to students at NMMI - 10/28/2015 - He’s flown more than 2,500 missions and has rescued thousands of people. Wednesday, Medal of Honor recipient Major General Patrick Brady was at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell.The entire student body did a marching procession through campus ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
New Mexico Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1891 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 871 students 300 students
% Students of Color 67% 20%
% International Students 27% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 67%
Average ACT score 23 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(All students wear a military uniform in class.)
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 209 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 90% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $31 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(17,500 Out-of-state. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,400
Tuition international students $18,500 $46,300
% Students on Financial Aid 90% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $3,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate 40% 56%
Director of AdmissionsKalith Smith
Associate Director of AdmissionsRyan Garrett

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 209 16
CoursesStudents are eligible to dual enroll in college courses.


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 45 24
ExtracurricularsAfrican American Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Athletic Trainer Squad, Bataan Memorial March - SROTC, Big Brother/Big Sister, Bronco Yearbook, Centennial Flame Guard, Chess Club, Choir, Chorus, CLOSE UP, Color Guard, Constabulary, Drama Troupe, Etiquette Committee, Fencing, First Tee Program of the PGA, Goss Rifle Team, HAM Radio Club, High & Low Ropes Course, HOSTS Program (Community Service), Information Technology Club, Jazz Band, Martial Art/Self Defense, Math & Science Club,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Established in 1891, NMMI is the only State-supported co-educational college preparatory military boarding high school (grades 9-12)and junior college in the nation. Directed by the Enabling Act of the State of New Mexico to "provide military education and training for the youth of the country," NMMI is nationally recognized for its outstanding academic, leadership and character development, and physical fitness programs. NMMI is a Land Grant institution which enables the school to provide a high quality education for an affordable price, and awards over $2M in endowed scholarships annually with Federal Financial Aid available at the college level. As of 2015, our student body comes to NMMI from 40 states and 33 foreign countries. Approximately 98% of our students go on to college. Many go on to elite colleges across the country.  As of 2015, our student to faculty ratio is approximately 10:1 with 23% of our tenure track faculty holding terminal degrees in their field and 89% holding Master's degrees. At NMMI high school students can take college courses from college professors that transfer for college credit to colleges across the country.  NMMI's alumni excel at the local, state, national, and international levels, and include such notables as: Conrad Hilton, Sam Donaldson, ABC News, Chuck Roberts, CNN Senior News Anchor, Owen Wilson, Actor and Academy Award Nominee, John "Red" Morgan, Medal of Honor Recipient, 23 General and Flag officers of the Military Services, including former Presidential Advisor LTG Gordon Sumner and Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, VADM Patrick Hannafin, and numerous CEOs and executive of large corporations. The NMMI Corps of Cadets administers and enforces the Cadet Honor System based upon the Cadet Honor Code established in 1921 by unanimous vote of the Corps of Cadets. The Cadet Honor Code states; "a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." NMMI is fully accredited by AdvancEd at the High School level and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the college level. School Memberships: Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS); New Mexico Department of Higher Education. The NMMI 300-acre campus, 21 major buildings, parade field, playing and practice fields, and golf course, is designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • NMMI cadets consistently perform better than the national and state averages on the ACT, and taking the ACT is a graduation requirement for all NMMI high school seniors with the test scores submitted to the university of their choice. NMMI cadets may also take the SAT for submission to those universities that require the test for admission. NMMI offers an ACT/SAT preparation program each semester.
  • School accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Association of Military Schools and Colleges of the United States;

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Menaul School (168.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 168.6 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 185 students301 Menaul Blvd. NE
    AlbuquerqueNM 87107
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