New Mexico colleges and universities are in transition to a Common Course Numbering System (NMCCNS), designed to improve transfer and articulation of courses between New Mexico’s public and tribal higher education institutions. The NMCCNS uses four letters for the subject code and four or five digits for the course number. Currently, the NMCCNS includes all lower division academic courses offered at New Mexico’s public higher education institutions. New disciplines, including career technical disciplines, may be added to the common course numbering system after convening of discipline specific faculty to review and identify equivalent courses. Commonly numbered courses have the same:
1. Prefix
2. Number
3. Course name
4. Course description
5. Student learning outcomes – consistent among New Mexico institutions with learning outcomes, as defined in the New Mexico Common Course Catalog.
ENMU-Roswell will be in transition to the NMCCNS over an unspecified period of time; therefore, the college catalog, student course schedules and transcripts may reflect a combination of new numbers and numbers that are currently assigned to courses, effective in past years.
For more information regarding the New Mexico Common Course Numbering System, and to access the crosswalk, please refer to the NM Higher Education Department website at