New Mexico Military Institute

5.00 (7 reviews)
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.

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Top 20 Rankings

New Mexico Military Institute ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 304 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2020 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 Founded18911907
Campus Size300 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment871 students302 students
% Students of Color
67%
25%
% International Students
27%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
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
Student : Teacher Ratio10:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered20918
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$45 million$24 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$16,166
($23,218 North American Rate)
$59,140
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,082
Tuition international students$29,894$53,975
% Students on Financial Aid
90%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$3,000
(Automatic consideration for admitted students.)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJul. 25 / Dec. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
83%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKris Ward
Associate Director of AdmissionsFallyn Muncy

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered20918
CoursesStudents are eligible to dual enroll in college courses.

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4723
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African American Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Athletic Trainer, Big/Little Siblings, Chess Club, Dance Fitness: Hip-hop, tap, musical theatre, Disciplinary Committee, Honors Council, International Student Association, K2K (kid to kid tutoring), Mc Bride Rifle Team (Air Rifle), Mexican Club, National German Honor Society, National Honor Society, Pacific Islander Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Pre-Medical Club, PRINTS: People Recognizing Injustices in Need of Thoughtful Solutions, Riding, Ski Club, Speech & Debate, SPIRIT Club, Spiritual Life: AGAPE and Kesher, Strength and Conditioning, USAFA Falcon Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dana Canvas, Dana Hall School of Music: instrumental lessons, iSafe, Jazz Club, Math & Science Club, Peer Tutoring, Photo Squad, Regimental Band, Shakespeare Festival, Wilderness Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bataan Memorial March - SROTC, Life Guarding Certification, Martial Art/Self Defense, Paintball, Peer Education, Racquetball, Self Defense, Swimming Club, Weightlifting Club, Yoga 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.
  • New Mexico Military Institute 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

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