New Mexico Military Institute

101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
Tel: 800-421-5376
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 962 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.

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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 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 962 students 299 students
% Students of Color 40% 20%
% International Students 17% 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 Less than once a month
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 100% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $31 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Includes Tuition, Room, Board and Uniforms)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 75% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $3,000 $20,250
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 40% 57%
Director of AdmissionsSonya Rodriguez

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 48 23
ExtracurricularsAfrican American Student Alliance, Arabic Cultural Role Playing, 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,

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.
  • NMMI normally enrolls 984 cadets representing all regions of the United States and 15 to 20 foreign countries
  • Ninety-five percent of all NMMI graduates, both high school and junior college, go on to premier 4-year colleges and universities such as Princeton, Cornell, Stanford, Texas, Temple, VMI, The Citadel, and the nation's Service Academies.
  • NMMI offers the largest, most successful Service Academy Preparatory Program that sends almost 100 cadets annually to our nation's five Service Academies. During the school year, over 300 NMMI alums are attending a Service Academy of their choice.
  • As a military junior college, NMMI offers the nation's largest most successful US Army ROTC 2-Year Early Commissioning Program. NMMI's graduates of the ROTC program are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants with the obligation to complete their bachelor's degree at an accredited institution within the following 3 years.
  • 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."
  • School Accreditation and Memberships: North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (College Preparatory High School); Higher Learning Commission (Junior College); Higher Learning Commission Academy for Assessment of Student Learning; Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS); New Mexico Department of Higher Education; New Mexico Activities Association; College Board; American Council on Education; Association of Governing Boards; National Association of Campus Activities; North Central Conference of Summer Schools; New Mexico Association of Community Colleges; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges; National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA); Western Athletic Conference NJCAA; National Honor Society (HS); Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Jr. Col); National German Honor society; US Army Junior ROTC; US Army Senior ROTC; CharacterCounts!; First Tee Program of the Professional Golfers Association.
  • 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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