NMSU among Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine ranked New Mexico State University as a top institution for Hispanics in the nation. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

New Mexico State University has been recognized on the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list published in the October issue of The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

NMSU ranked 44th in total enrollment for bachelor’s degrees and 53rd for total enrollment for four-year schools. NMSU also was listed as 57th in total enrollment for master’s degrees. With degrees ranked by major, NMSU was ninth in degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations.

In 1989, NMSU was officially designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and at that time at least 25 percent of undergraduate full-time students were Hispanic. As of fall 2019, 58 percent of the undergraduate full-time students at the Las Cruces campus are Hispanic.

In September, NMSU was recognized as a top tier university on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2021 National Universities rankings for the eighth time in the last nine years.

The Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list was determined by National Center for Education Statistics/Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Department of Education Surveys. To view the Top 100 edition of Hispanic Outlook visit https://www.hispanicoutlook.com/education-magazine/october-2020-issue.