Forbes has recognized NMSU as one of America's Top Colleges
in 2015. On the list of 650 institutions, we ranked 417th overall and 92nd in the South, which are improvements of 25 spots nationally and 12 spots regionally from a year ago. The ranking is return-on-investment focused and is calculated using five categories: student satisfaction, academic success, graduation rate, post-graduate success and student debt.
Our College of Education ranks fifth in Best Online Master’s Education Programs for 2015, according to TeachTomorrow.org. Some of the key scoring metrics include online tuition cost, academic and career counseling services, and job placement services for graduates. The rankings, which evaluate only public, four-year institutions, are based on a combination of affordability, quality and support services to assist students earning advanced credentials.
Our College of Business is one of the country's leading business schools according to the Princeton Review's 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools." The educational services company based its ranking on surveys of students along with institutional data covering five areas: academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, and how interesting and accessible students find their professors.
Animation Career Review
Our Creative Media Institute is ranked by Animation Career Review as number 49 among more than 400 schools considered for the 2013 Top 100 U.S. Schools for Animation and Game Design. We are third among schools in the Southwest, just behind Brigham Young University and the University of Texas-Austin. Criteria includes academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, and value as it relates to tuition and geographic location.
The graduate program in NMSU's Department of Animal and Range Sciences is the sixth-best in the nation, according to a website called Graduate Programs, which serves prospective students. Graduate Programs’ rankings are based on scores and reviews from both current graduate students and recent graduates. Students rank the programs in 15 categories such as academic competitiveness, career support, faculty accessibility and support, financial aid, quality of network and student diversity.
U.S. News & World Report
New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top-tier university in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for 2016 National Universities rankings. NMSU has been on that list three times in the past four years.
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).
NMSU also received recognition as a leading producer of online degrees from U.S. News and World Report. In the most recent rankings, we are 65th in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, 157th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs and 161st in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
NMSU has been acknowledged for its contribution to the public good, ranking 114th in Washington Monthly’s National Universities rankings for 2015.
When making its evaluations, 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.
For the fifth consecutive year, GI Jobs magazine lists NMSU in the top 15 percent of schools in the country for "welcoming military veterans and enhancing their experience as students." NMSU also was named a top military-friendly school for the fourth straight year by Military Advanced Education.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education places NMSU among the top 100 undergraduate and graduate degree producers for minority students.
StateUniversity.com places us in the top 40% of 2,000 public colleges and universities nationwide.