Forbes ranks NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges

September 11, 2014 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center

Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2014.

On the list of 650 institutions, NMSU ranked 442 overall, 104 in the South, 135 in best public research and 165 in best national research.

For the seventh year, Forbes and Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity joined to create a return on investment-focused ranking structure. Forbes and CCAP utilized five weighted categories to calculate the rankings: student satisfaction (25 percent), post-graduate success (32.5 percent), student debt (25 percent), graduation rate (7.5 percent) and academic success (10 percent). For more details on ranking methodology, visit

In addition, NMSU recently ranked 104 on the Washington Monthly National Universities list for 2014. The Center for World University Rankings listed NMSU at No. 467 on their 2014 rankings, which placed NMSU in the top 2.2 percent among the more than 22,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide.

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