ERIC Number: ED462999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Meeting Our Missions--NMACC Report, 2001.
New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, Santa Fe.
This paper addresses the shared mission of the 19 New Mexico branch and independent community colleges for 2001. Their common mission is to improve the life and employability of the citizens by serving as the primary provider of the following postsecondary programs, training, and services: (1) certificates, and technical, vocational, and associates degrees; (2) credit hours that will transfer to a four-year institution; (3) adult education, remedial, and lifelong learning opportunities; (4) workforce training and development of short-term customized training; (5) community services and community development support; and (6) opportunities that add to the quality of life in the communities served. In 1994, community colleges enrolled more than 50% of all credit postsecondary students in New Mexico. Since that time, community college enrollment has increased to a 53.5% share of total enrollment. Enrollments grew about 8% between fall 1998 and fall 2001. In addition, 74% of all freshmen and sophomores in New Mexico higher education attend community colleges. Other relevant statistics in the report include: (1) the average age of community college students is 31.8; (2) 68% of students are enrolled part-time; and (3) 60% of students are female; (4) 56% of students are ethnic minorities, up to 55% are academically disadvantaged, and up to 61% are economically disadvantaged (ranges vary according to college). (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico