New Mexico Tech has scored another coup in a prominent national ranking. Newsweek and Kaplan's, which traditionally has issued a list of top colleges, have unveiled a new series of 12 lists. Tech made two of the rankings: No. 10 on the list of Top 25 Most Desirable Rural Schools and No. 19 on the list of Top 25 Most Desirable Small Schools.
"We are gratified to see this recognition of our dedicated faculty and staff who work hard to make sure New Mexico Tech is a great school," university President, Dr. Daniel H. Lopez said. "Being ranked by Newsweek is more than just invaluable exposure. These lists show that our instruction is second-to-none and that a degree from Tech is a valuable commodity."
Newsweek's "desirability rankings" are based on admissions, test scores, endowment, student-to-faculty ratio, retention, as well as climate and the quality of facilities, housing, and dining.
These latest rankings come on the heels of several other national rankings that include New Mexico Tech.
The Princeton Review includes Tech in its "Best 373 Colleges" publication every year.
The U.S. News & World Report includes Tech in its top 100 "Best Value Colleges" every year. Tech is also ranked as the No. 2 master's degree institution in the West in this ranking.
Forbes magazine recently included New Mexico Tech in its top 600+ universities. In the 2010 list, Tech was ranked #334 in the nation.
Kiplinger's includes New Mexico Tech in its Top 100 Best Value Universities. In this ranking, Tech ranks best for low tuition and average debt upon graduation (among the top 100).
In a 2008 study from the National Science Foundation, New Mexico Tech ranked No. 15 in the nation (and No. 1 among public schools) for the number of bachelor's degree earners who later earn a doctoral degree.
"If New Mexico Tech qualifies for one national ranking, that's a feather in our cap," Lopez said. "The fact that Tech is included in every major national ranking just shows the quality of education students receive here and the high caliber of our faculty."