Office of the President
New Mexico Tech: A voyage of Inquiry, Inspiration and Innovation
Founded in 1889, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech) is a research university focusing science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurialism, and mathematics, or a STE2M campus. New Mexico Tech is comprised of a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation with approximately 1600 undergraduates and 500 graduate students attending our university.
Our faculty and students are driven by a relentless commitment and focus on groundbreaking transdisciplinary research that addresses the many challenges facing our planet. As a measure of the quality of our students and faculty, for the second year in a row, New Mexico Tech is ranked No. 1 nationwide (by College Factual) among all universities in Engineering and Physics when it comes to the best colleges for the money or best value. Our university has repeated its No. 1 ranking in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, as well as remaining in Top 2% among all universities in Computer Science and in the top 2% in Physical Sciences. In addition, the National Science Foundation ranks New Mexico Tech 14th (highest ranked public university) in the nation in terms of producing students that go on to receive their PhD.
In addition to its high academic achievements, New Mexico Tech has more than a dozen research divisions that work with private industry, government agencies and other universities. These divisions employ undergraduate students, offer research opportunities for graduate students, and contribute ground-breaking research to the scientific canon and the world of industry, science and engineering.
From day one at New Mexico Tech our students, or Techies, are exposed to hands-on research, critical-thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit as part of their voyage of inquiry, inspiration and innovation. As a Techie you will be part of a history and ethos of intellect, resilience, dedication and potential that have been part of the character of New Mexico Tech since it was founded in 1889. When your graduate from New Mexico Tech you will not only become an alumnus of an institution of higher education that has proudly educated students over 13 decades, but join a family of alumni that have innovated, designed, and built technologies, businesses, and enterprises. You will join a family of alumni that are not only impactful and extraordinary, but have contributed to the advancement and wellbeing of communities from here in New Mexico to those around the world.
It is the people of our New Mexico Tech community that makes a world-class university that is shaping the future of New Mexico, our nation and the world. So whether you are a prospective student, current student, professor, researcher, staff member, graduate, parent, neighbor or visitor, please know your interest, enthusiasm and support are valued and appreciated.
Dr. Stephen G. Wells
New Mexico Tech President