ERIC Number: ED421632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Education in New Mexico.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
In 1988, the State Legislature created the New Mexico Cooperative Program to develop and expand cooperative education (co-op) programs. The Commission on Higher Education (CHE) was designated to help institutions establish and expand programs and collect information. For reporting purposes, CHE required that, in order to be considered co-op, work placements must be degree/career related, paid employment, and formalized with a written agreement. During fiscal year (FY) 96-97, 1,816 co-op placements were reported: a majority continued to be male students, with 1,132 males placed as compared to 683 females; 59 placements were American Indian; 33 were Asian; 20 were Black; 685 were Hispanic; 945 were White; and 74 were of unknown ethnicity. In FY 96-97, 2,325 students were registered with co-op programs, and 1,313 students participated in co-op at the postsecondary level. Co-op students were placed with 743 businesses: 1,518 placements were made with 606 businesses in New Mexico and 298 placements were made with 137 out-of-state businesses. The number and percentage of in-state placements continued to increase each year. Nineteen postsecondary institutions (6 universities and 13 branch and community colleges) in New Mexico operated formal co-op programs, as compared to 21 institutions last year. Co-op students worked an estimated 600,369 hours. Estimated total taxable earnings were $5,593,197. The Working to Learn Program completed its third year of existence and continued to grow. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico