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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors New Mexico Tech offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was awarded 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked New Mexico Tech as #612 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

New Mexico Tech is also ranked #2 out of 11 schools in New Mexico.

See all of the rankings for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Is It Hard to Get Into New Mexico Tech?

Acceptance Rate

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has a very low acceptance rate of 22%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to New Mexico Tech just in case you don't make the cut.

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

ACT Composite Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  ( 23 to 29 )
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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at New Mexico Tech it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at New Mexico Tech is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at New Mexico Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,324 undergraduates at New Mexico Tech with 1,178 being full-time and 146 being part-time.

New Mexico Tech Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

New Mexico Tech scored 47.00 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.00 out of 100
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How Much Does New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of New Mexico Tech is $14,236. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for New Mexico Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,948 $11,270 $15,175 $16,103 $16,981

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of New Mexico Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do New Mexico Tech Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from New Mexico Tech make about $50,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future New Mexico Tech graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Located in Socorro, New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Socorro draws many to the area.

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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

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 25 majors graduated from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Of these students, 285 received undergraduate degrees and 121 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 73 $53,600
Chemical Engineering 37 NA
Petroleum Engineering 27 NA
Computer Science 25 NA
Electrical Engineering 18 NA
General Biology 14 NA
Physics 14 NA
Materials Engineering 13 NA
Civil Engineering 11 NA
Mathematics 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at New Mexico Tech

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 116 students took at least one online class at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This is a decrease from the 145 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 116 71
2016-2017 145 74
2015-2016 127 94
2014-2015 102 70
2013-2014 128 91

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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