New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology



In 1889, Socorro was a mining boom town, wild, raucous, and, at a population of about 4500, one of the largest towns in New Mexico. The Territorial Legislature, wanting to boost New Mexico's economy, decided to found a School of Mines to train young mining engineers, and Socorro was the ideal location.


  • 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. 


  • New Mexico Tech has jokingly been called a research institution that happens to have a university. In reality, it’s not far from the truth. However, the vast majority of research projects have a strong student component.
  • Nearly all professors in every academic department maintain active research projects that involve undergraduate students. Also, more than 400 graduate students are conducting research – along with their academic advisors and committees – to finish their master’s and doctorate degrees.


Career Services provides career counseling; resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills assistance; and listings of permanent, temporary, on‐campus, internship, fellowship, and research positions. Career Services is responsible for Career Fairs, the Cooperative Education program, maintaining placement records, sponsoring workshops on aspects of graduate school and job search processes, and providing assistance to employers, including scheduling information sessions and on‐campus interviews. Our mission at Career Services is to offer our diverse student population services that will enable them to be successful in finding and keeping an internship, co-op or job offer. 

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Student services

  • Student Affairs Office
  • Academic Affairs Office
  • Student Health Center
  • Counseling and Disability Services
  • Campus Dining
  • Career Services
  • Office of the Registrar
  • NMT Children's Center
  • NMT Campus Police
  • NMT Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Office of Student Learning
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Student Accounts

Housing services

NMT Residential Life strives to complement the educational and service goals of New Mexico Tech by promoting personal growth and social awareness while enhancing student learning. Joining with students, we strive to create safe and supportive opportunities for the development of interpersonal and leadership skills in a residential environment.

Library services

New Mexico Tech holds more than 600,000 books, periodicals, government publications, microforms, maps, videos, audio disks, and computer files in its 54,000 square foot, three-story building on the northeast corner of the campus. The library serves the research and study needs of students and faculty, and its collection reflects the specialized research interests of the Tech community. 

ICT services

  • ITC provides wireless internet access to all current students--those who have registered for classes during the current semester--and staff/faculty. 
  • ITC offers software and computer repair services (PCR) for any non-personal, Tech-owned machine. ITC provides campus licensing for some commonly-used software, including Adobe and Microsoft products.

Medical services

The Health Center is located in Joseph A. Fidel center 1st floor enter through the NW side of the building. Services:

  • Services for dependents (of enrolled students)
  • Physical examinations
  • Routine examinations
  • Cultures and lab work
  • STD consultations and treatment
  • TB test
  • Some vaccinations
  • Asthma treatment
  • Family planning
  • Referrals to specialist
  • Prescriptions

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

The Intercollegiate Sports Club program shares in the educational mission of the university by offering opportunities to experience interpersonal growth, social development, and to improve physical and mental health for student athletes.

The Gym is comprised of two large multipurpose gymnasiums, a weight and fitness room, a bouldering wall, two racquetball courts, and one squash court. Additional recreational areas include a large, multi-use athletic field, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court.

Student clubs

  • Aditi Natesa: Belly Dance and Drums
  • Adventurers Guild 
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa (ASK)
  • American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (AAPG-SEG)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Astronomy Club
  • Ballroom Dance Club
  • Billiards
  • Bronies
  • Cereal Club
  • Cooney Mining Club
  • Dog Pile Movie Club


New Mexico Tech is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a doctoral degree-granting university. Its credits are accepted by leading colleges and universities throughout the United States. It is approved by the Attorney General of the United States for the attendance of non-immigrant students, by the United States Department for Exchange Visitor Program P-I-1282, and by the Veteran's Approval Division of the Office of Military Affairs for attendance by students entitled to veteran's benefits.

Student Reviews

My university voyage in my mother country
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall studying experience at KDU was greatly positive. During my 4 years of study as an undergraduate, I have been able to expand my knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects. During the 1st two years, we had to grasp a lot of theoretical concepts with several practical sessions in between, whereas the last two years were mostly based on clinical settings...

Socorro, New Mexico, United States

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