2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 21: State and Private Education Institutions
Article 23: Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act, 21-23-1 through 21-23-15
Section 21-23-3: Definitions.


NM Stat § 21-23-3 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

21-23-3. Definitions.

As used in the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act [21-23-1 NMSA 1978]:

A. "commission" means the commission on higher education;

B. "career school" means a private post-secondary educational institution offering a formal educational curriculum in New Mexico for a fee to members of the general public beyond compulsory school age, terminating in a certificate, diploma, associate degree or comparable confirmation of completion of the curriculum;

C. "college" or "university" means a private post-secondary educational institution offering a formal educational curriculum in New Mexico for a fee to members of the general public beyond compulsory school age, terminating in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree or comparable confirmation of completion of the curriculum;

D. "license" means a written acknowledgment by the commission that a career school or nonregionally accredited college or university has met the requirements of the commission for offering a formal educational curriculum within New Mexico;

E. "post-secondary educational institution" includes an academic, vocational, technical, business, professional or other school, college or university or other organization or person offering or purporting to offer courses, instruction, training or education from a physical site in New Mexico, through distance education, correspondence or in person; and

F. "registration" means a written acknowledgment by the commission that a regionally accredited college or university has filed pertinent curriculum and enrollment information as required by the commission.

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