SOCORRO, N.M., October 16, 2001 -- The Wall Street Journal, in an article published on Oct. 5, 2001, named New Mexico Tech to its list of "This Fall's Hot Schools." Tech made the list on the basis of its peaceful location, research in counter-terrorism, and scholarship money available.
The article detailed a shift in Americans' shopping habits for colleges. According to reporters Elizabeth Bernstein and Sarah Collins, "After a decade of pushing hard for elite schools, Americans are showing a new willingness to trade prestige for location, safety, and cost." With the stock market down, parents are looking for value for their tuition dollar, and students are willing to postpone attendance at a "name" school until graduate school.
New Mexico Tech was one of 16 schools on the Wall Street Journal's list, including Dartmouth, Pennsylvania State, Rice University, University of Iowa, State University of New York at Albany, and the College of William & Mary.
The article, which is copyrighted by the Wall Street Journal, is titled "Economy and Safety Affect College Choices." The Journal's website is at http://public.wsj.com/home.html
Information for prospective students at New Mexico Tech is at http://www.nmt.edu/mainpage/prospective.html .