New Mexico Military Institute

Founded in 1891, NMMI is the nation's only fully integrated co-educational 4 year high school and junior college military boarding school.
For over 120 years Academic Excellence has been at the core of our existence.
An embedded US Service Academcy Preparatory Program continues to produce outstanding nominees to all 5 US Service Academies.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • School Type: Military School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,629
  • Acceptance rate: 88%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

New Mexico Military Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

School Type
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1891

Student Body

Total Students
500 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
New Mexico Military Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
23
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Military uniform.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$13,629.00 in-state and $19,463.00 out of state INCLUDES: tuition, fees, board, room, insurance, and uniforms first year cost.
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
88%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
LTC Kalith Smith
Admissions Associate
MAJ Jasmine Small

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
African American Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Athletic Trainer Squad, Bataan Memorial March - SROTC, Big Brother/Big Sister, Bronco Yearbook, Centennial Flame Guard, Choir, Chorale, 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, Jazz Band, Leadership Education & Development Club (ROPES Course Facilitators), Math & Science Club, Mc Bride Rifle Team (Air Rifle), Mexican Club, National Honor Society, Pacific Islander Club, Paintball, Peer Tutoring, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Photo Squad, Regimental Band, Shakespeare Festival, Ski Club, Speech & Debate, SPIRIT Club, Swimming Club, USAFA Falcon Club, Weightlifting Club, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • NMMI is a demanding, challenging nationally accredited college preparatory education.
  • NMMI has a superior faculty and small class size that enables individual attention.
  • NMMI is a "Leadership lab" for character and ethical development.
  • NMMI is the largest, most successful US Service Academy Preparatory Program in the nation service all 5 US Service Academies.
  • NMMI is the largest, most successful US Army 2-Year Army ROTC Early commissioning Program in the nation.
  • NMMI has the nation's only "Fitness Factory" for comprehensive Physical Development.
  • NMMI's Mission is to produce leaders capable of critical thinking and sound analysis, to produce leaders who possess uncompromising character, and to produce leaders able to meet challenging physical demands.
  • NMMI is a safe campus. In AY 2006-2007, our latest Federal Crime Reporting reporting period, we had only 10 minor incidents.
  • NMMI graduating seniors composite ACT scores are always higher than New Mexico and National scores, and this is true for AY 2006-2007
  • NMMI Junior College Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) scores consistently exceed national scores in Reading and Mathematics.
  • The Corps of Cadets is the heart of NMMI, a "Leadership Lab" where cadets hone leadership skills and build uncompromising character through training, experience, and education. The Corps administers a strict Honor Code, is the center of life skills acquisition, and performs community service -- over 8000 hours in AY 2006-2007.
  • The Cadet Honor Code is the foundation of the NMMI Experience. "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." Since its unanimous adoption in 1921, the Code and Cadet Honor System have been maintained and administered by the Corps of Cadets.
  • The Corps of Cadets Physical Development Program has demonstrated and documented results in improving cadet physical performance. Faculty and staff, infrastructure, and 21st Century Programs are integral to the continued success of the effort, required of all cadets.
  • NMMI fields interscholastic and intercollegiate teams for men and women throughout the school year. At the collegiate level, Athletic Grants in Aid are available for qualified applicants.
  • Diversity: NMMI is a culturally diverse campus with cadets from 14 foreign countries, 42 states and the District of Columbia, and 22 New Mexico counties. 53% of the 2007 Corps of Cadets are from culturally diverse populations.
  • Service Academy Preparatory Program: NMMI is the ONLY accredited post-secondary institution in the nation to provide a US Service Academy Preparatory Program for sponsored cadets of the 5 federal academies. In AY 2006-2007, 64 sponsored cadets were appointed to the academies; one high school cadet and 7 self-preps were also appointed.
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps: NMMI's Senior ROTC Program has been consistently recognized for excellence. In AY 2005-2006, the Us Army Cadet Command recognized the program as one of the top 15% in the nation, of 272 such programs. NMMI commissioned 43 2nd LTs in AYs 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, the largest production of officers of the 5 military junior colleges in the US that conduct the US Army Early Commissioning Progra.
  • Finalcial Aid and Scholarships: Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to cadets in need. In AY 2006-2007 approximately 75% of the Corps of Cadets at the high school and college level received aid of some type.
  • Information Services: NMMI is a 21st Century Campus where cadets, faculty and staff use information services daily. State-of-the-art hardware and software, Internet, Cable TV, cellular and other telephone systems are integral components of a safe and secure networked campus.
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Mexico Military Institute cost?
New Mexico Military Institute's tuition is approximately $13,629 for private students.
What schools are New Mexico Military Institute often compared to?
New Mexico Military Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like Gateway Christian School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of New Mexico Military Institute?
The acceptance rate of New Mexico Military Institute is 88%, which is higher than the national average of 87%.
Who are famous alumni from New Mexico Military Institute?
New Mexico Military Institute famous alumni include: Conrad Hilton, Roger Staubach, Victor Lowndes, Anthony Principi, Honorable Frank White, Bill Daniels, Austin Cushman, Owen Wilson, Norm Brinker and LTG Gordon Sumner, USA Ret.
What sports does New Mexico Military Institute offer?
New Mexico Military Institute offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. New Mexico Military Institute is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for most sports offered.
What is New Mexico Military Institute's ranking?
New Mexico Military Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for New Mexico Military Institute?
The application deadline for New Mexico Military Institute is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NM School
  • School Type: Military School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,629
  • Acceptance rate: 88%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Mexico is $8,931 for elementary schools and $10,233 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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