About Hobbs NM

New Mexico Junior College is located in Hobbs, NM which is a welcoming hometown of more than 50,000 hard-working, ambitious people. With the investment of $150 million worth of quality of life improvements we’ve made and the recent 2020 Census growth of 15% over the last 10 years, Hobbs and surrounding Lea County, New Mexico is growing exponentially when it comes to our assets. Hobbs is located in southeast New Mexico, just four miles west of the Texas border. Rural by demographic, the region provides residents with an all-access pass to an array of offerings for education, business, and quality of life that resembles a much-larger community being a commercial hub of SENM.

Into the outdoors? Residents living in Hobbs, NM, enjoy 266 days of sunshine, allowing plenty of time to access trails, hunting, hiking, skiing, fishing and golf. If you prefer the arts, there’s the Southwest Symphony, Community Players of Hobbs, The Center for the Arts, and the Western Heritage Museum. A nationally recognized and award-winning facility, the Center of Recreational Excellence – CORE – boasts the state’s tallest indoor waterslide (and so much more). And that’s only just the beginning.

Plus, when travel calls, Hobbs’ Lea County Regional Airport (HOB) offers nonstop flights with United Airlines daily jet service to Houston and Denver, with over 350 connecting destinations worldwide, serving as your global launch pad to anywhere you want to go.