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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 Mission

New Mexico Tech leads education and research in science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurism, and mathematics (STE2M) for New Mexico. 

• We educate a diverse student body in foundational and collaborative student-focused programs.  

• We expand the body of knowledge through cross-disciplinary, culturally relevant, and challenging discourse in an inclusive setting.

• We forge scientists, engineers, and leaders for the future. 

• We pioneer innovation through leading edge research and creativity, and entrepreneurship.

• We serve the public through research, scientific knowledge, economic development, and STE2M

Our Vision

To be an inclusive, distinguished, and vibrant community of scholars dedicated to education, research, and innovation to meet the science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurism, and mathematics (STE2M) challenges of tomorrow.



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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