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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Overview

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public institution situated in Socorro, New Mexico. Socorro is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Known For?

285 Undergraduate Awards
$29,025 Avg Cost After Aid
22% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at New Mexico Tech.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from New Mexico Tech makes roughly $50,000 a year. This is 23% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Rankings

New Mexico Tech holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in New Mexico ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at New Mexico Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Physical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Geological & Earth Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Mining Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular General Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards New Mexico Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#11 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#17 Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering College Factual
#22 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual

Where Is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

Location of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Contact details for New Mexico Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 800-428-8324
Website: www.nmt.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newmexicotech
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newmexicotech

How Do I Get Into New Mexico Tech?

You can apply to New Mexico Tech online at: https://apply.nmt.edu/register/application_undergrad_admission

Admission Requirements for New Mexico Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into New Mexico Tech?

22% Acceptance Rate
30% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 22%, New Mexico Tech is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 70% of accepted students are men and 30% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 24%, and the acceptance rate for women is 18%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to New Mexico Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 590 to 690 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 600 to 700 )
200
800
New Mexico Tech received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 24 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

$29,025 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of New Mexico Tech is $29,025. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At New Mexico Tech, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,099 a year. That adds up to $20,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New Mexico Tech is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,178 Full-Time Undergraduates
30% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,324 undergraduate students at New Mexico Tech, with 1,178 being full-time and 146 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New Mexico Tech

There are also 511 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,178 full-time undergraduates at New Mexico Tech, 70% are male and 30% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New Mexico Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New Mexico Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 373
White 604
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 115

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at New Mexico Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

71 Took All Classes Online
116 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 116 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at New Mexico Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of New Mexico Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was -3.5%. This is the #2,403 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at New Mexico Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of New Mexico Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering 8%
Engineering Technologies 20%
Engineering-Related Fields 20%
Mechanical Engineering 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at New Mexico Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at New Mexico Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geological & Earth Sciences #5
Physical Sciences #29
Mechanical Engineering #38
Engineering-Related Fields #54
Engineering #126
Engineering Technologies #186

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering 0 73 0 24 0 97
Computer Science 0 25 0 12 0 37
Chemical Engineering 0 37 0 0 0 37
Petroleum Engineering 0 27 0 9 1 37
Electrical Engineering 0 18 0 5 0 23
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 1 13 3 22
Materials Engineering 0 13 0 8 0 21
General Biology 0 14 0 2 0 16
Mining Engineering 0 5 0 11 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 15 0 15
Mathematics 0 10 0 5 0 15
Physics 0 14 0 0 1 15
Civil Engineering 0 11 0 0 0 11
Environmental Engineering 0 4 0 4 0 8
Writing Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Physical Sciences 0 7 0 0 0 7
Chemistry 0 2 0 2 2 6
Engineering-Related Fields 0 2 0 3 0 5
General Psychology 0 5 0 0 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 2 0 0 0 4
Business Administration & Management 2 0 0 0 0 2
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 1 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 281 2 113 8 408

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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