ERIC Number: ED432341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transfer between New Mexico's Postsecondary Institutions, Spring 1998.
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 94% 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 nearly 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. Commission Priorities for 1998-1999 are also detailed, including the defining of the competencies expected of students when they complete the statewide common core of general education. A table describes credit hour accumulation by transfer and native students in New Mexico, by university. (JJL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Transfer Policy
State of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 97510; 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.