ERIC Number: ED432333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transfer between New Mexico's Postsecondary Institutions, Spring 1999.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
This report summarizes the progress made by the Commission on Higher Education and the faculty and administrators at New Mexico's 25 postsecondary campuses in facilitating student transfer between institutions. New Mexico's colleges and universities have steadily improved their working relationships, which is based on an increased rate of transfer credits. The state's six public universities have been found to accept 95% of the credits presented for transfer. Reasons for transferring and being denied transfer are described. An analysis was performed on data from the Commission's statewide database to gather information about the representation of transfer students among bachelor's degree recipients. The study found that over half of New Mexico's bachelor's degrees are awarded to transfer students. In addition, most baccalaureate students enroll for more than the minimum number of credits needed for the completion of a degree. Statewide, transfer students differ little, if at all, from native students in this respect. Among associate degree recipients, it was found that over four in ten of New Mexico's associate degrees are awarded to transfer students. Commission Priorities for 1999-2000 are also detailed. Tables describe credit hour accumulation by associate degree recipients and the total hours in New Mexico by campus. (JJL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Public Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Transfer Policy
State of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501; Tel: 505-827-7383; Web site: http://www.nmche.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.