Kiplinger's Ranks Tech Highly, Sept. 24, 2002

SOCORRO, N.M., September 24, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech is listed as the 41st best buy among the nation's public colleges and universities in an article featured in the current issue of Kiplinger's magazine.

The state-funded research university in Socorro is the only New Mexico school included in this year's list of the top 100 best values in public colleges, as determined by Kiplinger's.

New Mexico Tech also received special mention in the article as a school that provides "a sense of familiarity and comfort, " has a student/faculty ratio of 13 or less, and is an "out-of-state deal" among the top public universities.

Kiplinger's overall rankings are 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 House and the U.S. Department of Education.

Earlier this month, New Mexico Tech also was included among the 65 universities that make up the third-tier grouping in the "Best National Universities--Doctoral" category in the latest annual rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.