President’s Welcome

Welcome to NMSU Grants!

Like the many languages we use in the greeting banner on our website, our College is steeped in diversity and culture, as is Northwest New Mexico and the wonderful people who live and work in Cibola County and the surrounding area.

I personally welcome you to NMSU Grants, and I hope we can help you achieve your goals.  Perhaps they, like the institution itself, are diverse and changing in order to meet the future – yours and ours.

Whether you’re a first time visitor to our website, an interested student or parent, or a community member who wants to learn more about what the college has to offer, we look forward to speaking with you.  You may be striving to complete a High School Equivalency or have considered completing a certificate program or an Associate’s degree.  We offer career technical training certifications and two-year awards in a variety of areas; Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Social Services, and Computer Science to name a few.  As a public community college, NMSU Grants also offers the state general education core.  These courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public four-year college or university in the state.

We are working to add additional “2 + 2” programs-of-study in conjunction with our main campus – New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  These opportunities will allow you to live in our beautiful area of the state, complete the first two years of your education with us and complete your Bachelor’s degree from a distance through the internet.

I want to personally invite you to visit our campus here in Grants, New Mexico.  If you would like a tour, want to speak to a Student Services professional or Program Manager, or are ready to enroll, we can help!


Be Bold. Shape the Future!


Mickey D. Best, Ph.D.


NMSU Grants