ERIC Number: ED482316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Higher Education in New Mexico, 2001.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
This document is the annual report of factual information about New Mexico's public colleges and universities and their student customers. It contains demographic information about the students, their completion of degree programs, the tuition and fees paid, and financial aid received by students, and the revenues and institutional expenditures that undergird the diverse educational programs available to New Mexicans. In 2001, nearly 106,000 students were enrolled in New Mexico's public colleges and universities. Most (96%) were studying on-campus, although off-campus enrollments had increased by 11%, continuing the upswing that began in 1998. Fifty-three percent of on-campus students were enrolled in community colleges. Nearly 87% of students enrolled at New Mexico's colleges and universities in fall 2000 were state residents. In the 1999-2000 academic year, New Mexico's public colleges and universities awarded a slightly greater number of degrees than in the previous year, with 5,605 bachelor's degrees and 4,523 associate degrees or certificates. New Mexico students received nearly $290 million in student financial aid in 1999-200, and more than $257 million was awarded from public funding sources. About 84% came from federal sources, and 16% from the state. The instructional programs of the public postsecondary institutions continued to receive significant support from state funds. However, the proportion of the state's general fund available for higher education continued to decline. Further details in each of these areas are presented in data tables. (Contains 2 figures and 39 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico