Aggie bragging rights

Ranked among the best for vets

This year, NMSU was ranked on the Military Times Best for Vets list – a first for the university. NMSU works to create a supportive and inclusive environment for military-affiliated students, including veterans, spouses and dependents. Among other measures, the Military Times ranking is based on university culture, academic outcomes and quality, student support, academic policies and financial aid. Additionally, NMSU was recognized as a Military Advanced Education & Transition 2017 Top School. NMSU has also been designated a Military Friendly school since 2010.

A leading degree producer for minorities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has named NMSU as a top university for awarding degrees to minority students. The publication lists the top 100 producers of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees issued to minority students each year. NMSU ranks in the top 10 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics for communications technologies/technicians and support services; agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences; hospitality administration/management; engineering technologies and engineering-related fields; and education. NMSU also ranks in the top 5 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Native Americans for marketing; engineering; agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences; physical sciences; and engineering technologies and engineering-related fields.

 

Top 50 best value online colleges

NMSU is ranked 35th on the Top 50 Best Value Online Colleges for 2017 by Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education. The Value Colleges rankings are based on cost, reputability and return on investment. NMSU has also been recognized as a top tier university for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, and that publication also ranked NMSU among its Best Graduate Schools for 2017. For the ninth year, Forbes has recognized NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges. NMSU was named to the 2016 Center for World University Rankings list and was named one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America by Business Insider.

Home to top-notch engineering research centers

NMSU is part of a team of universities that received a five-year, $2.5 million grant to establish a regional transportation research center called Tran-SET. The center’s goal is to improve transportation infrastructure through innovative materials and technology. This marks the third major research center consortium for NMSU civil engineering. The university is also a member of the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, which is tasked with expanding the emerging field of biogeotechnical engineering. Additionally, NMSU is part of the Urban Water Engineering Research Center, which works to reinvent America’s aging water infrastructure.