Our Impact

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." – Edmund Burke

Did you know…

Adult education IS affordable!

  • Cost for New Mexico K-12 students: $9,648 per student per year.
  • Cost for College Students: from $850 to $6,050 per student per year.
  • Cost for Adult Education Students: $775 per student per year!

2012 NM Adult Education Fact Sheet


Adult education IS effective!

  • Adult education statewide produced 1,855 GED graduates in 2012-13!
  • Over 874 adult education students enrolled in college and career training!
  • Adult education provided New Mexico employers an enhanced workforce of over 2,250 (entered or retained employment)!

2012 NM Adult Education Fact Sheet


Your dollars or your time volunteered makes a difference!

  • ABQ-GED’s fiscal year 2011-12 economic impact to Bernalillo County: over $2.2 million!
  • $1.2 million in local economic gains from GED graduates getting jobs.
  • $745,800 estimated enhanced earning potential from receiving a GED.
  • 54% increase in GED graduates entering post secondary education.
  • GED graduates are four times more likely to become citizens if they are immigrants.
  • GED graduates are 10% more likely to vote.