by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., October 9, 2003 – New Mexico Tech has been listed as the nation’s 18th best buy among public colleges and universities in rankings published in the current issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

The state-funded research university in Socorro is the only New Mexico school included in this year’s top 100 best values in public institutions of higher education, as determined by the editors of Kiplinger’s.

Last year, New Mexico Tech was ranked as the 41st overall best value in public colleges and universities.

“The Kiplinger 100,” Kiplinger’s annual rankings of public institutions that give college students “the most bang for the buck,” is determined by using information that the schools themselves supplied, along with data and statistics on more than 600 four-year public colleges and universities provided by Wintergreen-Orchard and the U.S. Department of Education.