For Parents

The Management Department at New Mexico Tech is keenly aware of the role parents play in helping their children choose Universities and we at NMT strive to keep the integrity, educational foundation, and atmosphere at the highest level to help your child succeed at this University and in the workplace they will soon join.

As part of this commitment, this informative page is for parents to give them an idea of what exactly , NMT, the Management Department, Socorro, and New Mexico are all about.

We strive to maintain the best standards possible.

Safe Environment

NMT Campus Police maintain a solid force on campus with the size and experience that could rival many New Mexico towns. However, the NMT community is very safe and extremely friendly, crime statistics are very low, with no violent or serious crimes. Crime statistics can be obtained by contacting campus police. The city of Socorro also maintains a police force to keep the citizens of the city safe. New Mexico State Police also maintain a local presence, and have a substation a few miles North of town.

Great University

NMT is ranked among the top schools in the nation.

Your child will get a good job

Management graduates are recruited from all sectors and organizations of all sizes from Intel Corporation, the United States Government, the United States Military, PNM, and owning their own business.

Excellent academic environment

Tech students are extremely friendly, active members of the Tech community, and always willing to help.

Good on-campus work opportunities

(your child can work on campus for work study, allowing him or her the opportunity to work in their fields of academics and hours are regulated to not interfere with their education).

Central location

Within hours of the city lives of Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and El Paso. Located in the state’s central corridor, hours drive from anywhere in the state, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Mexico.

Inexpensive Housing

On campus housing is recommended for under classmen to help ease them into the campus setting and Tech offers a range of dormitories to do so. From single to double rooms, to apartments and family housing. Dorms for women only, men only, non-substance (no tobacco or alcohol regardless of age) – quiet, and coed. Socorro also offers a range of off-campus housing. For more see the Residential Life website.

Individual attention

Low teacher/student ratios

Nearly all courses taught by professors

NMT offers one of the best Faculty staff’s in the country, statistics on education levels and Professor to class rations can be obtained from the Administration

Lots of outdoor activities in a small town

NMT offers a range of intramural sports and hundreds of clubs and organizations from athletic and recreational to academic and professional societies.

Additional Information

City of Socorro Site
Socorro Chamber of Commerce Site