NMSU featured on Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

DATE: 08/26/2019
WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu
CONTACT: Calixto Melero Jr., 575-646-2098, calixto1@nmsu.edu

In the August issue of The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine, New Mexico State University has been recognized on the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list.

The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine ranked New Mexico State University as a top institution for Hispanics in the nation. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

NMSU ranked 48th in both total enrollment for four-year schools and total graduate degrees granted, master’s and doctoral degrees, using data from the Department of Education (2017). 

In 1989, NMSU was officially designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and at that time at least 25 percent of undergraduate full-time students were Hispanic. As of fall 2018, 57 percent of the undergraduate full-time students at the Las Cruces campus are Hispanic. 

Earlier this month, the 2019-2020 Center for World University Rankings rated NMSU in the top four percent of institutions of higher education worldwide. With 20,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide evaluated, this year NMSU ranked 783rd overall and earned a national rank of 187th. 

To view the Top 100 edition of Hispanic Outlook visit https://www.hispanicoutlook.com.

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