ERIC Number: ED103033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Public Two-Year Institutions of Higher Education in New Mexico.
This study was conducted to establish "The State of the Art" of public two-year colleges in New Mexico. Previous studies of two-year institutions in New Mexico are reviewed. A historical review of two-year colleges and a legislative history of junior colleges in New Mexico are presented. Although New Mexico does not have a coordinated state system of junior colleges, enrollment in two-year institutions has increased over 200 percent during the last 10 years. New Mexico now has nine branch community college campuses, which are governed by a parent four-year college, and only one junior college, which is controlled by a junior college board elected by the junior college district's voters. New Mexico also has one military institute, three technical/vocational institutes, and five private and six public four-year institutions. In general, two-year colleges in New Mexico have been relegated to the status of stepchild of other institutions. Because they add prestige to the communities in which they are located, branch colleges give the parent institutions additional political clout in the state legislature; this political reality must be considered in future attempts to establish junior college legislation. Another fact to be considered is that vocational/technical courses offered at the branch campuses do not generate FTE for funding purposes. (DC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico