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Annual Report

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TO THE GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO: AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY, I have the honor to submit to you, through the Regents, the report of the University of New Mexico for the academic year, 1961-62. As in past years, we have not considered ourselves limited in this brief annual summary to the strict confines of the period which began on July 1, 1961, and ended on the following June 30th. Rather, in order to add timeliness, there is mention of interesting programs and ideas which have developed in succeeding months-the new year-round training center for the Peace Corps and the proposal for a research park, for example-and there are current statistics regarding enrollments and budgets. For the eleventh successive year a substantial enrollment increase was recorded, and the cumulative impact of this yearly growth bas brought budgetary problems of the greatest severity. The 1962-63 total of 8,642 is more than double the 4,086 enrollment of just ten years ago, and estimates, in which the State Board of Educational Finance concurs, indicate that the University's 1970 total even in the face of recently imposed selective admission requirements will reach or exceed 15,000. This figure presupposes an increase of only 6 to 8 percent each year this year's increase was just under 7 percent-and rapidly growing; enrollments in the high schools of the state and the increasing percentage of seniors going on to college leave little room for doubt that these prediction are, if anything, on the conservative side.


UNM Annual Reports, 1961-1962


University of New Mexico




University of New Mexico Press