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NMSU ranked as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2016

For the ninth year, Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges.


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New Mexico State University is listed as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2016 according to Forbes. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

On the 2016 list, NMSU ranked 419th overall and 91st in the South. Additionally, NMSU ranked 134th in public colleges and 170th in research universities.

Forbes and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity joined to create a return on investment-focused ranking structure. Forbes and CCAP utilized five weighted categories to calculate the rankings: student satisfaction (25 percent), post-graduate success (32.5 percent), student debt (25 percent), four-year graduation rate (7.5 percent) and academic success (10 percent).

For more details on NMSU’s ranking, visit http://www.forbes.com/colleges/new-mexico-state-university-main-campus/

In addition this year, NMSU was named to the 2016 Center for World University Rankings list. U.S. News & World Report also ranked NMSU among its Best Graduate Schools 2017 and Best Online Education Programs. NMSU was named as one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America by Business Insider, and for the seventh consecutive year, NMSU was named a top military-friendly school for 2016 by Victory Media.