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New Mexico Military Institute

Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the New Mexico Military Institute offers a rich 113-year history and tradition of educating tomorrow’s leaders through a program of strong, challenging academics, leadership preparation, and character development. Known as “The West Point of the West,” NMMI remains the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory high school and junior college in the United States. Serving the educational needs of an international student population, the Institute has strict admissions standards that yearly result in an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students who come from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 foreign nations.

NMMI grants High School diplomas and Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, in 22 concentrations. The Institute's emphasis on qualities of honor, integrity, and responsibility, contributes to its unique educational philosophy.

Leadership training is provided to all cadets at the college level, through the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program, and at the high school level through the Junior ROTC program. The ROTC Program offers college cadets the opportunity to receive a commission in the U.S. Army through the 2-Year Early Commissioning Program. Cadets may pursue commissions in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines through the Service Academy Preparatory Program.

NMMI graduates prove successful In every field of endeavor, business, industry, public service, education, the professions, or careers in the military. Surveys of graduating classes show consistently that 95% of NMMI graduates go on to complete a 4 year degree at such outstanding schools as: Penn State, Stanford, Rice, Cornell, University of Texas, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, and the nation's Service Academies.

The NMMI experience comprises a demanding set of challenges designed to test and grow a cadet’s talents and capabilities. NMMI provides a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum at the high school and junior college levels within a structured environment of discipline and physical development that emphasizes the NMMI motto of "Duty, Honor, Achievement."
Cadets are encouraged to reach beyond existing, often self-imposed, limits in academic, leadership, and physical activities. The focus of the NMMI experience is on each cadet’s success through individual attention and mentoring by their instructors in the classroom and their leaders in the Corps of Cadets. Each graduating cadet is well-equipped to handle the challenges of college life after NMMI as well as those of their chosen profession.

As an institution of higher and secondary education, the Institute has the mission of enabling individual development through challenging academic preparation in a structured learning environment that affords extensive opportunities for leadership and character development. In support of this mission, the Institute's treatment of all cadets places key value on trust, student knowledge, integrity, service and responsibility all within the framework of an Honor Code stating that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”

To differentiate NMMI from other educational institutions as a World Class center for academic excellence, physical readiness, and leadership development, with a special emphasis on Security Studies at the college level.


To produce leaders capable of critical thinking and sound analysis
To produce leaders who possess uncompromising character
To produce leaders able to meet challenging physical demands

School name:New Mexico Military Institute
Address:101 W. College Blvd.
Zip & city:NM 88201-5173  New Mexico

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