WRITER: Tiffany Acosta
According to the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list in the August 2016 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine, New Mexico State University has been recognized as one of the best institutions for Hispanics in the country.
Using data from the Department of Education (2014), NMSU ranked in the top 30 in both first major bachelor’s degrees granted (26th) and first major master’s degrees granted (21st). NMSU awarded 1,302 bachelor’s degrees (48 percent) to Hispanics, and 305 Hispanic students (38 percent) were awarded master’s degrees.
Additionally, NMSU ranked 32nd in undergraduate enrollment for four-year schools with 7,738 Hispanic students (49 percent).
The Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics article also included lists of the top 10 bachelor’s degrees awarded by academic programs. NMSU was ranked ninth in bachelor’s degrees in education with 108 of 200 or 54 percent awarded to Hispanics.
To view the Top 100 edition of Hispanic Outlook visit https://www.hispanicoutlook.com/top-100/.
This fall, for the fourth time in the last five years, NMSU has been recognized as a top tier university and listed on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2017 National Universities rankings. U.S. News & World Report also ranked NMSU among its Best Graduate Schools 2017.
For the ninth year, Forbes has recognized NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges. NMSU was named to the 2016 Center for World University Rankings list and was named one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America by Business Insider. For the eighth consecutive year, NMSU was named a top military-friendly school by Victory Media.