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Aggie bragging rights Top Tier: U.S. News & World Report NMSU is a top tier university. That’s according to U.S. News & World Report and its Best Colleges for 2016 National Universities rankings. NMSU has earned the recognition for three of the last four years. The ranking was driven by many factors, including the university’s retention, graduation and alumni giving rates. Seeing students through to graduation is a priority for NMSU and the state of New Mexico.

One of America’s Top Colleges Forbes has named New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges for 2015. The university earned the same recognition in both 2014 and 2013. In the last year, NMSU has shot up 25 spots nationally, and 12 spots regionally. The ranking is based on a return on investment model and is compiled each year by Forbes and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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A top military-friendly university 2016 marks the seventh consecutive year NMSU has been recognized as a top military-friendly school by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. The company lists NMSU as a top institution in the U.S. for support of military students. According to Victory Media, “the Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.”

2015 Best National University List Washington Monthly’s 2015 National Universities Ranking lists NMSU among the best colleges in the country. Washington Monthly ranks institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility – which includes recruiting and graduating low-income students – research and service. This year, NMSU ranked highest in the social mobility and service categories. NMSU improved from a year ago and is listed as 15th in improved graduation rate.

Panorama - Spring 2016  

Panorama is NMSU's Alumni and Friends magazine. To read the current issue, visit To view the Fall 2016 issue as a...