Northern New Mexico College is a post-secondary school located in El Rito and Espanola, New Mexico. It offers students the option of pursing two-year and four-year degrees. It offers degree programs in business administration, teacher education, nursing, radiology, biology and engineering. All totaled, Northern New Mexico College offers nearly 70 bachelor’s, associate’s and certificate programs for study.
Northern New Mexico College features two campuses. It features a historic campus in El Rito and a larger campus in Espanola, and nine schools/departments for students to choose from. Those schools are: College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Department of Career and Technical Education, Department of Developmental Studies, Department of Engineering, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, and the Department of Math & Science.
The college features a rich history. It was founded in 1909 as the Spanish American Normal School in El Rito, with an original mission to train Spanish speakers to become teachers. In 1977, the school became New Mexico’s first designated community college. It started granting bachelor’s degrees in 2005.