New Mexico is home to 10 independent community colleges.  In 2011 and 2012, the typical resident was sweet on community colleges.  However during the most recent years, two-year institutions have slowly been losing favor with New Mexico residents, with favorability dropping 5 percent since 2012.

As for those with political affiliations, over the past four years:

  • Independents’ favorability of Community Colleges has decreased 16 percent.
  • Democrats’ favorability of Community Colleges has decreased 7 percent.
  • Republicans’ favorability of Community Colleges has decreased 1 percent
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