New data released by College Factual has pegged a New Mexico school among the country’s best when it comes to academic quality and educational value.
New Mexico Tech was ranked first nationally among all universities in engineering and physics in terms of best colleges for the best value.
The Socorro, New Mexico, school was also ranked first nationally in chemical engineering and mechanical engineering, first among all public universities in computer science and physical sciences, second for mathematics, third for computer and information sciences and fifth in electrical engineering.
Other engineering programs in the Silicon66 region also cracked the top 25 for overall value, with Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, at No. 6, Oklahoma State University’s flagship campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma, ranked No. 13 and the University of Oklahoma at No. 23.
The rankings were determined by a compilation of data, including the average earnings of a college’s graduates both early and midway through their careers, a degree’s popularity at each college and when applicable, whether a school’s programs are accredited by an outside relevant third party.
In a statement to the Albuquerque Business First, New Mexico Tech’s president lauded the campus’ community’s efforts to bolster the school’s reputation.
“There’s no questioning the fact that the strength of the university resides in our faculty,” New Mexico Tech President Stephen Wells said. “I came to New Mexico Tech excited about the quality and reputation of this institution. This news not only validates what I understood about New Mexico Tech, but also makes me even prouder to be a part of it. Congratulations to our faculty and support staff for all the outstanding work.”