August 27, 2015 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center
According to the Washington Monthly National Universities rankings for 2015, New Mexico State University is among the best colleges in the country.
This year, NMSU is listed at 114 in the national rankings. 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.
This year, NMSU ranked highest in the social mobility and service categories. NMSU improved from a year ago and is listed as 15th in improved graduation rate. NMSU is ranked 68th in Reserve Officer Training Corps rank. NMSU has both Army and Air Force ROTC.
In addition, NMSU ranked 519th on the Center for World University Rankings for 2015. With more than 22,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, this ranking would place NMSU in the top 2.4 percent.
NMSU was recognized as one of the best institutions for Hispanics in the United States, according to the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. NMSU ranked in the top 25 in both total bachelor’s degrees granted (24th) and graduate student enrollment (22nd).
In a Brookings Institute report, NMSU ranked in the top 10 percent for value-added mid-career salary. NMSU is listed at 89th of 863 institutions for value added mid-career earnings. Value added is the difference between a college’s predicted and actual student economic outcomes, as defined in the report.
To view the complete Washington Monthly rankings and methodology online, visit www.washingtonmonthly.com.