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cherry-and-silverUNM boasts an outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, 35 Fulbright scholars and several members of national academies. Faculty publish in major scientific journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature; UNM professors also have been quoted in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, and the New Yorker, among others. They have shared their expertise on CNN, the Today Show, Nova National Geographic, and other news shows. UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavors flourish. UNM research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories.

Offering more than 215 degree and certificate programs, UNM has 87 bachelor’s degrees, 72 master’s degrees and 38 doctoral programs. Through the Evening and Weekend Degree Program, nearly 40 complete degree programs are available with approximately 1,000 classes offered each semester after 4 p.m. or on weekends. About 12,000 nontraditional, working students attend UNM at night each semester. The academic mission is composed of the following twelve schools and colleges: Anderson School of Management, School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, School of Law, School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Administration, and University College.

A number of the university’s graduate and professional programs are nationally recognized by publications like U.S. News and World Report and Hispanic Business Magazine. The School of Medicine’s programs in rural medicine and family medicine are consistently ranked in the nation’s top 10, as is the clinical law program of the UNM School of Law, the first of its kind in the United States. The College of Fine Arts boasts highly acclaimed photography and printmaking programs. Several graduate programs at the School of Engineering are nationally ranked, and the Anderson School features curricula in business ethics and the management of technology that have received international recognition. Anderson was a recently ranked 7th in the nation in placing its graduates in jobs within 90 days of graduation. Hispanic Business magazine has ranked UNM’s School of Law #1, School of Medicine #6, Anderson School of Management #6 and School of Engineering #7 in the nation for educating and graduating Hispanics. In May 2011, UNM was named among the top 100 colleges for Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook magazine: #13 in awarding bachelor’s degrees, #24 in Master’s degrees and #7 in doctoral degrees.

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