New Mexico State University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

NMSU is a land-grant institution that excels in teaching, research and public service. Our students, faculty and staff shape the future in our classrooms, laboratories and throughout the communities we serve.


U.S. News & World Report

A top-tier university

New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university for the sixth time in the last seven years according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2019 National Universities rankings.

Center for World University Rankings

A top higher education institution worldwide

According to the 2018/19 Center for World University Rankings, New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 4.3 percent of institutions of higher education worldwide.

National Science Foundation

No. 1 in science and engineering funding

NMSU leads all of America’s minority-serving institutions in federal obligations for science and engineering activities, according to a report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Brookings Institution

Leader in equal access to higher education

NMSU has been listed as a leader in equal access to higher education, according to a report that gave NMSU the second-highest score in the nation as a public university that provides opportunities for social mobility to students and produces valuable research.

Carnegie Foundation

NM’s only Community Engagement university

In recognition of its institutional commitment to serving communities across the state, NMSU received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

OnlineMasters.com

Top 50 online master’s in Educational Administration

The NMSU master’s program in Education Administration has been named one of the top online master’s programs by OnlineMasters.com, an online rankings website that researches graduate programs in the U.S.


NMSU early childhood education online master’s program ranked among best in the country

The online early childhood education master’s program at New Mexico State University has been named among the top 20 such programs in the country, according to an online ranking site that researches graduate programs in the U.S.

College Factual

Business Administration program ranked among best for veterans

NMSU’s business administration program has been ranked as one of the best programs in the state and nation for veterans, according to new rankings released by College Factual, a New York-based firm that tracks data analytics and insights on college outcomes.

College Choice

Top 20 Best Online Colleges

New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 20 as one of the most affordable online universities according to College Choice.

Top Masters in Public Health Degrees

One of the best online MPH degree programs

New Mexico State University has been named as having one of the best online Masters of Public Health degree program in the nation by Top Masters in Public Health Degrees, a national rankings website.

Military Times

Best for Vets: Colleges 2017

For the first time, New Mexico State University has been ranked on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. Additionally, NMSU was recognized as a Military Advanced Education & Transition 2017 Top School.