NMSU ranks among the best colleges

September 7, 2010 by Staff, NMSU Hotline

New Mexico State University was listed in Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s 610 best colleges.

The annual ranking, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, rates 610 undergraduate programs out of 6,600 accredited U.S. colleges based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students, and how much they achieve.

“Appearing on our list at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard,” noted the magazine’s editors. NMSU ranked 354 on the list.

Twenty-five percent of the Forbes ranking is based on student evaluations of courses and instructors as recorded on the website RateMyProfessors.com. Another 25 percent is based on post-graduate success, based on listings in Who’s Who in America as well as average graduate salaries as reported by Payscale.com. And 20 percent is based on how low the average student debt is after four years.

For more information visit http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/94/best-colleges-10_Americas-Best-Colleges_Rank_15.html.

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