ERIC Number: ED414774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Native American Student Recruitment and Retention at Colleges and Universities in New Mexico.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
This report describes programs at New Mexico's colleges and universities that focus on the recruitment and retention of Native American Students. It also provides enrollment data for fiscal year 1995-96 and student retention data for three cohorts of students who enrolled as freshmen in 1993, 1994, and 1995. The report is based on a survey of all public postsecondary institutions in the state. In fall 1995, 6,682 Native American students were enrolled at public postsecondary institutions in New Mexico, representing 6.7 percent of total enrollment, down slightly from 6.8 percent in fall 1994. Statewide, about 44 percent of Native American freshmen either completed their program of studies within one year or returned to school for a second year, as compared to 51 percent of non-Indian students. Eight institutions reported having programs that focused specifically on the recruitment and retention of Native American students. Concerns of tribal education leaders in regard to recruitment and retention are reviewed. Appendixes provide supporting statistical data, a copy of the survey form, and brief descriptions of recruitment and retention programs at 23 institutions.(MDM)
Descriptors: American Indians, College Programs, College Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Public Colleges, Racial Integration, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student Recruitment
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 8750l-4295.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico