About CNM Online

CNM Online College is a 100% online degree and certificate program with all-inclusive tuition, fees and course resources offered in a seven-week format. Courses from other accredited institutions can be transferred and used to earn your CNM. There are no placement requirements.

CNM Online College is a 100% online degree and certificate program. The fee for each program includes tuition, textbooks, and course materials, as well as access to online library resources and coaching. Courses from other accredited institutions can be transferred and used to earn your degree or certificate. There are no program placement requirements for CNM Online College.

Classes are guaranteed and you'll complete an associate degree in 17 months. Terms begin every seven weeks: twice per Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Read more about our degrees and certificates.

CNM Online Details

  1. Earn credits by spending a set number of hours in a course.
  2. Tuition fee includes textbooks, materials, access to online tutoring, library resources, achievement coaches, and Disability Resource Center.
    1. Fall 2023 Tuition: $179 per credit hour
  3. Take two courses every seven weeks. You're encouraged to take six credits per seven-week term.
  4. Accelerated: Instructor sets pace and deadlines.
  5. You start courses at the beginning of each seven-week session and exit at the end of the seven-week session.
  6. You may repeat a course if you didn’t complete it in the previous session.
  7. Grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded.
  8. Estimated completion time: 17 months.

Important Dates

Fall 2023

First Seven Weeks
(A Term)
Second Seven Weeks
(B Term)
Start Date

August 28, 2023

October 23, 2023

Last day to drop without a W and get a refund

September 6, 2023

October 31, 2023

Last day to drop with a W or change grade mode

September 29, 2023

November 22, 2023

End date

October 15, 2023

December 10, 2023

About Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

CNM Online College is the distance-learning division of CNM, the largest community college in New Mexico, serving over 22,000 students. Our mission is to be a leader in education and training with the vision of changing lives and building community. We do that by providing affordable higher education throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.

With the largest undergraduate student enrollment in New Mexico, CNM ranks nationally among 1,100+ 2-year colleges:

  • No. 1 for number of associate degrees and certificates earned by Native Americans

  • Top 5 for associate degrees/certificates earned by Hispanics

  • Top 10 overall for degrees and certificates

As the premier community college of New Mexico, CNM offers more than 150 associated degrees, certificates, and training options at a fraction of the cost for similar programs at four-year institutions. Our student body is composed of transfer students, students returning to college after several years away, and adult learners preparing for college for the first time. No matter your age, educational background, or financial well-being, you’ll have a home at CNM.