September 3, 2014 by Tiffany Acosta,, NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University continues to be listed among the best colleges in the country according to the Washington Monthly National Universities rankings.
NMSU is the highest-rated institution in the state and is listed at 104 in the national rankings for 2014.
“New Mexico State University is a caring community transforming lives through discovery,” said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. “This ranking reflects our efforts to provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel, long after graduation. This is where our students find themselves – who they are and what they want to be.”
Washington Monthly ranks institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, which includes recruiting and graduating low-income students, research and service.
NMSU highlights for 2014 were in the social mobility and service categories. NMSU was listed as 19th in improved graduation rate and 59th in Reserve Officer Training Corps rank. NMSU has both Army and Air Force ROTC.
To view the complete rankings and methodology online, visit www.washingtonmonthly.com.