Monday, May 25, 2015

NM higher education enrollment down - Mike Bush, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s colleges and universities saw – by far – the steepest enrollment drop in the nation over the past year. From spring semester 2014 to the spring of 2015, enrollment in New Mexico’s post-secondary institutions plummeted 8.3 percent, compared with a national decline of 1.9 percent, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Overall, New Mexico had 10,914 fewer students enrolled in its colleges and universities this spring when compared to last spring. “The declining enrollments in higher education are a concern,” said CNM President Kathie Winograd. “In New Mexico, we need to be increasing the percentage of our population that possesses higher education credentials, in order to generate a more robust economy that provides more good jobs.”

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