USA Today List Shows Tech As No. 8 Engineering Program


SOCORRO, N.M. August 21, 2014 – The USA Today newspaper published an article about a new college ranking released by College Factual. The list of top engineering schools in the United States shows New Mexico Tech as the No. 8 school in the nation. The College Factual ranking of colleges are based on the university’s overall quality in engineering.


The top 10 engineering programs:

1. Colorado School of Mines

2. Georgia Tech

3. Missouri University of Science and Technology

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (N.Y.)

6. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.)

7. Stevens Institute (N.J.)

8. New Mexico Tech

9. University of Michigan

10. Illinois Institute of Technology

For the complete article, go to http://college.usatoday.com/2014/08/20/the-top-10-engineering-colleges-in-the-u-s/.

New Mexico Tech President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez said, “This ranking is an indicator of the quality of the faculty and students at Tech. In addition it reflects the positive outcomes of our graduates and the level and quality of our research. We are pleased and honored to be recognized in this fashion.”

In its description of Tech, the newspaper wrote, “New Mexico Tech is an affordable public research university that also provides advanced technological training in the field of engineering. This small to mid-sized school offers degrees up to the Ph.D. level, and is considered a great value for the money schools due to its high outcomes and relatively low-priced tuition. The most popular majors for undergraduates are Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Students who graduate with a degree in engineering report average starting salaries of $59,000.”


In addition to the overall ranking, the USA Today article also includes rankings for Best Value, Highest Paid Graduates, Most Popular and Most Focused. New Mexico Tech ranks second in Best Value. 


 “Engineering is one of thehighest paid degreesyou can get — and it’s a popular choice for students who are interested in building and developing products, as well as for those who have a knack for math and science,” wrote the author, Carly Stockwell.


The newspaper’s ranking does not specify any engineering major, but is intended to represent an overview of how schools do overall their overall engineering programs.

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By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech