by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 23, 2004 – New Mexico Tech has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s best values available for a university education.

The state-supported research university in Socorro was included in the latest edition of “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an annual report compiled and published by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc., and based on a nationwide independent survey of more than 1,200 accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

According to the listings in “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” New Mexico Tech, with its in-state cost of attendance of $7,863 for 2004-2005, posts the second-lowest figure in that category among the select group of institutions of higher education.

In addition, New Mexico Tech’s current annual cost of $14,494 for tuition, fees, room, and board for out-of-state students attending the university places the school in the fifth-best-value position in that category, well below the $22,198 average out-of-state cost posted among the colleges and universities named in the report.