New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology

New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, also known as NMT or New Mexico Tech, is a technical institute situated in Socorro, N.M. NMT was originally established as the New Mexico School of Mines in 1889. It has expanded to become an exceptional research university, specializing in areas of engineering, science, and related fields. New Mexico Tech is a world leader in many areas of study including research, including atmospheric physics, hydrology, astrophysics, geophysics, homeland security, energetic materials engineering, and petroleum recovery.

New Mexico Tech boasts an active student life. The athletics department of the college supports many sports teams which participate in intercollegiate sports. The campus hosts many student clubs and organizations including Automotive Racing club, Ballroom Dance Club, and New Mexico Tech Lan Gaming Club.

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Contacting New Mexico Tech

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro , NM 87801
General Phone: (800) 428-8324

New Mexico Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering112chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, mining and mineral engineering, petroleum engineering, ...
Science71biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology and water resources, physics
Computer Science and Engineering50information technology, computer science
Liberal Arts22technical and business writing, general studies
Education and Teaching17science teaching
Mathematics15mathematics, applied mathematics
Business and Management8business management
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for New Mexico Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19421
Master's degree9017
Doctor's degree1510
Associate's degree42

New Mexico Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, New Mexico Tech had a total enrollment of 1,710 students (1,451 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 75%
Women 25%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 1%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 3%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 21%
22-24 19%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico82%
State unknown3%

New Mexico Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

New Mexico Tech Room and Board (2007)

New Mexico Tech offers campus housing for 670 of its 1,451 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Socorro, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

New Mexico Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530660
SAT Math550680
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT46%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

New Mexico Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,354
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,544
Room and board $ 5,460
Room charge $ 2,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,420

Financial Aid:
New Mexico Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 265400)

New Mexico Tech Faculty

New Mexico Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track357
Non-tenured and not on tenure track89

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$86,2103$74,562
Associate professoracademic year37$65,78710$63,719
Assistant professoracademic year33$58,1827$51,062
Instructoracademic year0*3$30,464
Lectureracademic year2*3$33,907
All faculty totalacademic year103$68,79426$54,286

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

New Mexico Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 9%New Mexico Tech Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Student SAT scores
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Top 10%New Mexico Tech Student SAT scores
Male % of student body
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Top 11%New Mexico Tech Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 13%New Mexico Tech Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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