New Mexico

New Mexico

As innovative leaders, the College and Career Readiness Bureau's mission is to provide exemplary customer service for the implementation of career technical education that includes management of resources to support the work of the Public Education Department in New Mexico.

CTE Delivery: 

CTE is offered through the following institutions: 

  • Comprehensive high schools District vocational high schools
  • Charter schools
  • Career academies
  • Community colleges
  • Four-year universities
Secondary Indicators: 
Secondary Indicators2015-162016-17
Academic Skills - Reading/Language ArtsYesYes
Academic Skills - MathematicsYesYes
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
School CompletionYesYes
Student Graduation RatesYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Postsecondary Indicators: 
Postsecondary Indicators 2015-162016-17
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
Credential, Certificate or DegreeYesYes
Student Retention or TransferYesYes
Student PlacementYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Perkins Funding: 
YearFY 2018FY 2019
Total Perkins Funds Received$8,697,732$9,206,258
Percentage of local funds distributed to Secondary55%
Percentage of local funds distributed to Postsecondary45%
Career Clusters: 
New Mexico has modified the National Career Clusters® Framework and is implementing 7 Career Clusters, which include:
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Business Services
  • Communications and Information
  • Energy and Environmental Technologies
  • Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing and Agriculture
  • Health and Biosciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
To address New Mexico’s students’ preparation for postsecondary engagement, educational and training opportunities are delivered through a system that has identified seven Career Clusters as the foundation for the state’s future economy. New Mexico’s Career Clusters have been crosswalked to the 16 National Career Clusters to reflect regional economic development prospects, employment opportunities, and emerging industries, and to provide uniform terminology among the State's departments of Education, Higher Education, Workforce Solutions (formerly the Department of Labor), and Economic Development.  
Programs of Study: 
New Mexico is implementing programs of study that correspond with all 16 Career Cluster areas.
Perkins Eligible Agency: 

New Mexico Public Education Department

State Director: 

Elaine Perea
College and Career Readiness Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Excellence in Action Award Winners: 
Secondary to Postsecondary Transition & Alignment: 
New Mexico offers dual enrollment, concurrent/transcripted credit, and state law to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary. New Mexico Higher Education Department maintains a matrix of coursework that transfers between any public postsecondary institutions in the state. As part of any approved Program of Study, dual credit program or Early College High School program in New Mexico, any secondary student can apply credit successfully earned in any postsecondary course, as long as it aligns to the matrix, towards a degree in any public postsecondary institution in this state. 

Resources & Data: 

See here for an explanation of the data used for state profiles.