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About NMT

New Mexico Tech - The Future Begins Here


1889, as New Mexico School of Mines. Name changed in 1951, to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

NMT Institutional Information (via College Navigator)


Located in the colorful and historic Rio Grande valley, New Mexico Tech has a beautifully-landscaped green campus and an adjacent 18-hole championship golf course.

Our Vision

New Mexico Tech aspires to be a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation – advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will drive innovation and education through transdisciplinary collaborations. 

Our Mission

New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research, and service, focused in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Involved faculty educate a diverse student body in rigorous and collaborative programs, preparing scientists and engineers for the future. Our innovative and interdisciplinary research expands the reach of humanity's knowledge and capabilities. Researchers, faculty, and students work together to solve real world problems. Our economic development and technology transfer benefit the economy of the state and create opportunities for success. We serve the public through applied research, professional development, and teacher education, benefitting the people of New Mexico.



New Mexico Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a doctoral degree-granting university. 

Accreditation Information Page

Degrees Offered

NMT Academic Programs

Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. 

Related fields: Technical communication and management of business (technology-oriented). See our catalog for complete degree information.

Other Offered Classes: Music, fine arts, poetry and creative writing, golf, martial arts, Celtic dance. yoga, aerobics, scuba diving, ballroom dance, and much more fun stuff!  See Community Education for more information.

Student Government

Every student at New Mexico Tech is a member of the Student Government Association (as long as that student has paid his/her student activity fee). As such, all Tech students are entitled to the benefits provided by the SGA. 


Sunny Socorro, New Mexico.  Over 300 days per year of sunshine!

Easy access to rock-climbing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, star-gazing, and many more outdoor activities!

About 75 miles south of Albuquerque, when you want a dose of city life.


Tech's full-time faculty who have doctoral degrees.
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