ERIC Number: ED421039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Higher Education in New Mexico: Spring 1998.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
This annual report summarizes the condition of higher education in New Mexico based on January 1, 1998, data. Highlights from the overview section note the following: (1) More than 100,000 students were enrolled in New Mexico public colleges and universities, with fall 1997 enrollments virtually unchanged from fall 1996; (2)continuing a trend, the ethnic distribution of students shifted slightly toward fewer white/Anglo students and more Hispanic students; (3) women continued to increase their representation among degree recipients; (4) there has also been an increase in the number of degree recipients among students from historically under-represented ethnic groups, most notably among Hispanic bachelor's degree recipients; (5) however, overall degree completion rates remain below desired levels, especially for American Indian and black students; (6) tuition and fees account for considerably different percentages of total revenue across the 25 public institutions; (7) students received more than $200 million in public financial aid, 87 percent from federal and 13 percent from state sources; and (8) concerning funding of postsecondary education, the report notes an average increase of 1 percent in instruction-and-general expenditures budgeted per student. Sections following the overview include extensive data tables. Also included is information on the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. An appendix provides coding keys. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Expenditures, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Income, Minority Groups, State Aid, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Tuition
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico