Best Engineering Schools in New Mexico

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in New Mexico that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of New Mexico, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in New Mexico

National Ranking New Mexico Top Engineering Programs
91 University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Overall acceptance rate: 55.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 706
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $6,331 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,419 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 687
Research expenditures per faculty member: $335,655
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $31,216,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.0%
127 New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Overall acceptance rate: 72.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 718
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,004 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $17,446 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 490
Research expenditures per faculty member: $209,402
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $15,076,961
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
160 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM)
Overall acceptance rate: 47.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 710
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $4,849 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,041 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 191
Research expenditures per faculty member: $180,773
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $8,134,815
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

Pocahontas

Pocahontas is a legendary figure in the history of the United States, an Indian princess (daughter of the leader), who played a significant role in the formation of the first English colony in Virginia.

When Pocahontas was born is not exactly known, but presumably around 1596. Her father was the famous Indian leader Powhatan, who managed to unite more than thirty tribes living on the Atlantic coast under his rule. The origin of mother Pocahontas is unknown, according to legend, she was the first wife of the leader and died in childbirth.

Pocahontas is a nickname, the real name of the Indian princess is Matoaka (Matoaka, “Light stream between the hills”), later she also received (as was customary among the Indians) a middle name – Amonut (Amonute). The nickname of the girl in the language of the Algonquian Indians means “naughty”, “mindful”, “playful”.

In 1606, the first permanent British colonial settlement in North America, Jamestown, was established in Virginia. The new colony at first could not provide itself with everything necessary, primarily food, and needed to trade with the indigenous people. However, relations with the Indians did not develop, skirmishes and conflicts constantly occurred, people died.

In December 1607, one of the leaders of Jamestown, John Smith, was captured by the Indians during a sally for food. However, he soon returned to the village and told an amazing story. Smith said that he was brought to an Indian village to the leader Pauhatan and they wanted to execute him, but unexpectedly, the daughter of the leader Pocahontas came to his defense. The leader could not refuse his daughter and John Smith returned home safely.