The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has been ranked 12th among the 50 Best Value Engineering Schools for 2019 from a total pool of more than 500 eligible engineering schools. NMSU’s ranking is above that of close by competing engineering schools: The University of New Mexico, ranked at 18; and the University of Texas at El Paso, ranked at 27. NMSU also ranks third highest among 15 peer institutions with engineering colleges of similar size and composition.
Best Value Schools publishes college degree rankings based on the net cost and value of a degree program.
A program’s cost, or net price, comprises tuition and fees, textbooks and supplies. This is calculated using data provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics’ College Navigator and the NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. NMSU’s College of Engineering net price is $10,299 per year.
The value of a degree program includes near-term and long-term factors. Near-term value includes any support or services that are available through the university. Post-graduation prospects such as employment opportunities and starting salaries determine long-term value.