Portales, NM – August 30, 2023 – Eastern New Mexico University is recognized nationally and statewide in the Niche.com 2024 Best College Rankings released this week. Nationally, ENMU is ranked in the top 15% of Universities in ten different categories. For the state of New Mexico, ENMU is ranked either first or second in nine different categories.
The highest national ranking for ENMU in the 2024 Niche.com rankings has ENMU being recognized as the #3 best online college in America. The highest New Mexico rankings for ENMU include being recognized as the college with the best academics in the state and as the best college for education in the state.
"At ENMU, we know that we are an outstanding educational resource and opportunity for our region and the country," said James Johnston, ENMU Chancellor. "It is always great to be recognized by other organizations for our work. I am incredibly proud of our excellent educational programs, campus, and, most of all, the people making us an outstanding institution."
ENMU national rankings include:
- #3 of 265 Best Online Colleges in America
- #8 of 140 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts in America
- #16 of 706 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice in America
- #17 of 405 Best Hispanic Serving Institutions in America
- #25 of 684 Best Colleges with No Application Fee in America
- #52 of 968 Best Small Colleges in America
- #75 of 601 Top Public Universities in America
- #113 of 1363 Best College Dorms in America
- #142 of 1543 Colleges with Best Academics in America
- #177 of 1537 Best Colleges in America
ENMU statewide rankings include:
- #1 for Colleges with the Best Academics in New Mexico
- #1 for Best Colleges for Education in New Mexico
- #2 for Best Colleges in New Mexico
- #2 for Best Value Colleges in New Mexico
- #2 for Colleges with the Best Student Life in New Mexico
- #2 for Top Public Universities in New Mexico
- #2 for Best College Campuses in New Mexico
- #2 for Best College Dorms in New Mexico
- #2 for Safest College Campuses in New Mexico
These rankings were compiled by Niche.com, relying on sources such as the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, as well as student-submitted surveys. For more information on the Niche.com 2024 Best College rankings, visit https://www.niche.com/colleges/rankings.
For more information on recognitions that ENMU has received, please visit enmu.edu/Awards.