NM Tech Ranked Highly by U. S. News, Sept. 1, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., September 1, 2000-- New Mexico Tech has once again been listed as one of the best engineering schools in the nation in the latest annual rankings published today by U. S. News & World Report.

[Earlier this year, New Mexico Tech's graduate program in hydrology was again ranked fourth in the nation for the fifth year in a row in U. S. News & World Report's annual rankings of graduate schools, while the university's graduate program in petroleum engineering also made the guidebook's top ten list in that field of study for the second year running.]


The public, state-funded research university in Socorro is joined in the select group by four other public schools and nine private colleges in the magazine's unranked category of specialty schools that offer most of their degrees in engineering fields.

U. S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's top institutions of higher education is included in the magazine's special issue of America's Best Colleges 2001, which went on sale today.

The magazine's current rankings of over 1,400 universities also are available on the Internet at www.usnews.com.