Aggie Bragging Rights

NMSU ranks as a national top tier university

New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university for the sixth time in the last seven years according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2019 National Universities rankings. These rankings are based on seven factors: assessment of excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and the number of alumni who give back to NMSU.

College of Education earns accreditation

The NMSU College of Education has received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for its educator preparation programs, the first college in the state to earn accreditation from CAEP. 

The accreditation, which lasts seven years and was granted with no stipulations, was given based on rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation, according to CAEP officials.

Forbes ranks NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2018

Forbes has recognized NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges. On the 2018 list, NMSU ranked 195th in America’s Best Value Colleges, 648th in top colleges and 118th in the West. Additionally, NMSU ranked 251st in public colleges and 258th in research universities. 

Forbes used multiple sources to formulate its rankings including the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System along with privately-owned websites such as PayScale and Niche. 

Center for World University Rankings recognizes NMSU

According to the 2018-19 Center for World University Rankings, NMSU has been ranked in the top 4.3 percent of institutions of higher education worldwide. With 18,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide evaluated, NMSU ranked 770th and earned a national rank of 184th this year. 

The Center for World University Rankings distributes the only global university performance tables that gauge both the quality of education and training of students along with prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without the use of surveys and university data submissions.