Colleges and programs at The University of New Mexico are once again listed among the top in the nation, according to recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. 

“It’s wonderful to see UNM’s programs ranked so well in the latest US News release. This is a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff do to create the greatest educational environment in New Mexico, and do so at a truly affordable price," said James Paul Holloway, UNM provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. "It’s especially gratifying to see such a high result in the social mobility ranking. This shows that UNM is doing an excellent job in raising the economic prospects of the citizens of the state.”

The institution as a whole was recognized as a top performer for social mobility (No. 62), campus ethnic diversity (No. 94) and top public school (No. 105). In addition, it ranked No. 218 overall in the country out of the 350+ institutions surveyed.

U.S. News & World Report
"Best Colleges" Rankings

The University of New Mexico

#62 - "Top Performers on Social Mobility"

#93 - "Undergraduate Engineering"

#94 - "Campus Ethnic Diversity"

#105 - "Top Public Schools"

#128 - "Undergraduate Business Programs"

#218 - "Best National Universities"

In addition, several colleges and programs were ranked among the top in the nation. UNM was listed No. 93 for undergraduate engineering. More than 200 doctoral-granting programs were ranked. UNM is the only engineering program in New Mexico to rank in the top 100.

“UNM Engineering offers students a high-quality education, and it is gratifying that our peers around the country have taken notice,” said Christos Christodoulou, Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing at UNM. “We put a high value on both quality teaching and in providing undergraduates with robust research opportunities, as well as internships and jobs that prepare our students after they graduate.”

The Anderson School of Management was also ranked No. 128 for undergraduate business program– with programs designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds including the liberal arts, sciences, education, law, business and other fields.

For the past 35 years, U.S. News & World Report has produced the Best Colleges rankings. The list compares bachelor’s degree-granting institutions and rates them based on outcomes, faculty resources expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving. 

If you are aware of a college or program that received a ranking but is not included in this story, contact Rachel Whitt.