NMSU receives national top tier ranking for 2017

September 13, 2016 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center

For the fourth time in the last five years, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university. NMSU was listed on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2017 National Universities rankings.

New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 10 percent for alumni economic earnings according to a new report from the Brookings Institute. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

U.S. News & World Report has ranked New Mexico State University as one of the top tier universities for 2017. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

“We’re delighted that NMSU remains a top tier university,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. “We also recognize that there are opportunities for us to improve with this ranking. We plan to review this year’s numbers to help us identify our strengths and our areas for improvement.”

This year NMSU is tied for 220. The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings are based on seven factors: assessment of excellence (22.5 percent), graduation and retention rates (22.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent), graduation rate performance (7.5 percent) and alumni giving (5 percent).

Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked NMSU among its Best Graduate Schools 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. For the eighth consecutive year, NMSU was named a top military-friendly school by Victory Media.

For a complete list of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, along with the methodology, please visit www.usnews.com/colleges.

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