Welcome to New Mexico State University Grants!

We are thrilled to have you check out our campus community. You will discover we are a friendly, affordable local community college that provides wonderful higher education opportunities to Cibola County, the surrounding areas and beyond. Our history reflects excellent support of students in achieving their career goals and developing skills that will serve them for a lifetime. We are proud of our modern campus with first rate technology, outstanding faculty and staff, and a service-oriented attitude that promotes success. The campus serves dual credit, traditional, and non-traditional students through the many degrees and certifications available.    

One of the most impactful decisions that you will ever make is to go to college. We encourage you to start at NMSU Grants and let us help you accomplish your career goals. I know you will be pleased with the quality of education that you will receive!

Ken Van Winkle

Branch Executive Director, New Mexico State University


Congratulations on making the decision to transform your life! 

We are excited you have decided to become an Aggie and believe you are making a great decision to improve your life through higher education.  We have degree and certificate programs that will help you achieve your academic and career goals and find your purpose. Whether it be a transfer degree, an associate’s, or certificate in one of our many Career & Technical Education programs, we will help you quickly get on a desired career path.

You may decide to earn an Associate’s degree in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, or Science while simultaneously completing the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree. By starting first at NMSU Grants and then transferring to a university, you will save approximately $15,000 in tuition alone on your bachelor’s degree.

NMSU Grants works hard to increase educational attainment levels in our region, and ensure everyone has access to affordable higher education. We strive to empower students to succeed through innovative pathways and quality education. When you succeed, NMSU Grants and our communities succeed.

I know college will be challenging and that is why NMSU Grants has a Student Success Center staffed with people who can help you along the way. We offer free tutoring, assistance with math, coaching in writing, and much more. Our faculty are known for their thoughtful and caring approach to teaching and learning. Take the time to get to know them and seek assistance when needed. We all are here to help you overcome obstacles and attain your desired degree or certificate.

Remember, NMSU Grants is YOUR college. Make the most out of your experience, achieve at a high level, use the resources available, get involved, make a difference, and succeed at all your academic endeavors. 

Welcome to the NMSU family and GO Aggies!

Marlene Chavez-Toivanen

Associate Campus Director and Vice President for Academic Affairs