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Accessibility Resource Center KPI

Recognizes individuals with disabilities as an integral part of a diverse community and is committed to the provision of comprehensive resources to the University community (faculty, staff, and student) in order to create equitable, inclusive, practical learning environments.

Third Semester Retention

Third semester retention for students with disabilities receiving accommodations from Accessibility Resource Center has steadily increased over the last two years. Ninety-six percent of students were retained during 2011-2012 while 87% were retained in 2010-2011 and 68% in 2009-2010.


Accessibility Resource Center served record number 624 self-identified students with disabilities during 2011-2012. This is a 100% increase from 2004-05 and 50% from 2008-2009. The largest group of students served is seniors followed by juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. The overall mean GPA was 2.9475 for 2011-2012 an increase from the previous year’s 2.9393.

Course Completion

Eighty-eight percent of students with disabilities were retained between semesters during 2011-2012. The highest rate of retention over the last 8 years was 90% during 2008-2009 and 2004-2005 with the lowest being 86% in 2010-2011.

Higher-Ed Enrollment

Eight hundred twenty-seven students with disabilities attended the University of New Mexico in 2011-2012 with 624 students actively using accommodations. A breakdown of types of disabilities shows students with learning disabilities as the largest group served. There has been a 215% increase in students with psychological disabilities, a 278% increase in students with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, and an 81% increase in the type listed as other that includes students with chronic health, Asperger’s Syndrome, and High Functioning Autism over the last eight years.

NM Achievement Gaps

The ethnicities of students with disabilities self-reported are: 39% White, 26% Other or No Answer, 25% Hispanic, 4% African American, 4% American Indian, 2% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0 .5% as Asian.