New Mexico Military Institute

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: 800-421-5376
101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
  • 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.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description
  • New Mexico Military Institute
    New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is one of the few schools that is Army based, High School and Junior College, as well as Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Senior Reserved Officers Training Corps (SROTC). As a. . .
  • Texas Tech University
    First of all, this is a military boarding school. Military discipline is strictly enforced throughout the year and uniforms are worn daily. Every building on campus has the same architecture and this really creates a. . .
  • Eastern New Mexico Unversity
    The military environment is very conducive to scholastics and athletic excellence. . .
  • N/A
    New Mexico Military Institute is special because it has been around for 125 years and the barracks (dorms) are considered a national monument. They can only be repaired, not taken down. This makes the living. . .
  • New Mexico Military Institute
    The school is unique because since it is a military institute it teaches you to have a balance between academics social life and the military life. There are so many activities to do either alone. . .
  • Show more reviews (0 reviews)

Top 20 Placements

Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 325 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
New Mexico MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18911910
Campus Size300 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment871 students300 students
% Students of Color
67%
20%
% International Students
27%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(All students wear a military uniform in class.)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered20916
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$45 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$13,688
(19,854.00 North American Rate)
$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,400
Tuition international students$22,858$47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
90%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$3,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineMar. 1 / Jul. 10 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
83%
56%
Director of AdmissionsKalith Smith

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered20916
CoursesStudents are eligible to dual enroll in college courses.

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1514
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4523
ExtracurricularsAfrican American Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Athletic Trainer, Bataan Memorial March - SROTC, Big/Little Siblings, Bronco Yearbook, Centennial Flame Guard, Chess Club, Choir, Chorus, CLOSE UP, Color Guard, Constabulary, Drama Club, Etiquette Committee, Fencing Club, First Tee Program of the PGA, Goss Rifle Team, HAM Radio Club, High & Low Ropes Course, HOSTS Program (Community Service), Information Technology Club, Jazz Club, 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;
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Conrad Hilton - Founder Hilton Hotels
    • Roger Staubach - US Naval Academy Graduate, NFL Football Hall of Fame, Heisman Trophy Winner
    • Victor Lowndes - Co-founder Playboy Enterprises
    • Anthony Principi - former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, US Naval Academy Graduate
    • Honorable Frank White - former governor of Arkansas
    • Bill Daniels - Daniels Foundation, father of cable TV in America
    • Austin Cushman - former CEO Sears
    • Owen Wilson - Writer/Producer/Actor, Academy Award Nominee
    • Norm Brinker - former CEO Pillsbury, CEO/Owner Chili's
    • LTG Gordon Sumner, USA Ret - Presidential Advisor, US Army General Officer
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 7-12, PG | 298 students 1368.2 miles520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
    1368.27-12, PG298
  • Grades: 7-12 | 320 students 740.8 miles2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338
    740.87-12320
  • Grades: 9-12 | 25 students 1038.9 miles294 Lustre Road
    LustreMT 59225
    406-392-5735
    1038.99-1225
  • Grades: 7-12, PG | 220 students 808.4 miles204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
    808.47-12, PG220
  • Grades: 6-12, PG | 100 students 1752.5 miles78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    888-275-6962
    1752.56-12, PG100
Recent Articles
5 Challenges Parents Face
October 24, 2017
How to handle five basic challenges involved in choosing a boarding school.
Choosing a School: Comparing Schools
September 28, 2017
Use a spreadsheet to develop your initial list of schools. Here's how.
How Can an Educational Consultant Help with a Boarding School Search?
September 28, 2017
Finding the right boarding school for your child is one of the most important and expensive decisions you will ever make.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: