Facts About NMT

President's Report 2015

To read the official Annual President's report, click here. 

Degrees Offered:

Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. 

Related fields: Technical communication and management of business (technology-oriented). See our catalog for complete degree information.

Student Government:

Every student at New Mexico Tech is a member of the Student Government Association (as long as that student has paid his/her student activity fee). As such, all Tech students are entitled to the benefits provided by the SGA. For more about the SGA, click here to visit their website.

Other Classes:

Music, fine arts, poetry and creative writing, golf, martial arts, Celtic dance. yoga, aerobics, scuba diving, ballroom dance, and much more fun stuff!  See Community Education for more information.


Sunny Socorro, New Mexico.  Over 300 days per year of sunshine!

Easy access to rock-climbing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, star-gazing, and many more outdoor activities!

About 75 miles south of Albuquerque, when you want a dose of city life.

Enrollment, Fall 2014 

Undergrad:  1,633
Grad Students: 494
Total Students:  2,127

Male-to-Female Ratio: 68% male;  32% female

Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1

Faculty: 99 percent of Tech's full-time faculty have earned doctoral degrees. 

Founded:  1889, as New Mexico School of Mines

Name changed:  1951, to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


Located in the colorful and historic Rio Grande valley, New Mexico Tech has a beautifully-landscaped green campus and an adjacent 18-hole championship golf course.

image002The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a beneficiary of the state trust. There are twenty-two beneficiaries of the state trust that include public schools, universities and hospitals. Ray Powell, Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected state official responsible for administering the state's land grant trust. Thirteen million acres of land were granted to New Mexico in 1898 and 1910. Each tract is held in trust for the public schools, universities, as well as special schools and hospitals that serve children with physical, visual, and auditory disabilities. The State Land Office strives to maintain a balanced approach in its administration of these lands, maximizing returns to the trust's beneficiaries while preserving the lands- and the plants and animals that inhabit them- for future generations of New Mexicans. In fiscal year 2010, the trust lands and permanent funds produced more than $420 million in income for the beneficiaries. "When we take care of our land, our land takes care of us!" Click on the link to learn more about the New Mexico State Land Office www.nmstatelands.org.

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