Accreditation at CNM

Central New Mexico Community College is an accredited college committed to providing the highest standards of education to our entire student body.

Higher Learning Commission

Central New Mexico Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

Through AQIP, CNM demonstrates that it meets the Higher Learning Commission's Criteria for Accreditation while integrating the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of the College.

Learn more about the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

Program Accreditation

In addition to the college-wide accreditation, many CNM programs have additional accreditation.

Quality Matters Standards

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Central New Mexico Community College is committed to implement the Quality Matters Standards for the design of online and hybrid courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards.

The Quality Matters Standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at