New Mexico Military Institute

Address: 101 West College Blvd., Roswell, New Mexico, United States

School Motto

“Duty, Honor, and Achievement”

Brief Overview

New Mexico Military Institute is a military school in Roswell, New Mexico, sometimes known as the “West Point of the West.” The school is state-supported and is the only such state-supported military college in the western United States.

NMMI offers four year college prep (9-12) and a junior college that is two years. The Institute was founded in 1891 and is one of five military junior colleges in the USA. Military junior colleges allow graduates to become officers in two years rather than four.

There are almost 1,000 cadets enrolled. 100 cadets each year go on to one of the five major US Military academies.

Other Military Schools Grades Students Faculty
University of Iowa AFROTC College 10,000 1,000
University of Memphis NROTC College 18,000 900
John Carroll University ROTC College 3,000 240
St. John’s NW Military Academy 6-12, PG 300 60
Forest Hill Military Academy 9-12 1,500 100