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 Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. US. News and World Report’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 28th while specific areas also rank again among the top 10 – rural medicine , second, and family and community medicine, eighth. Additionally, in health disciplines, UNM’s nursing/midwifery program is ranked fifth. UNM School of Law is ranked 79th, while ranking seventh in clinical training. UNM College of Fine Arts is ranked 50th, with its photography program ranked fifth in the nation and printmaking 11th. The engineering program is ranked 85th nationally, with electrical engineering coming in at 53rd, and Chemical Engineering ranking at 58th.
UNM is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that is also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity. Recently, HispanicBusiness Magazine ranked four University schools among the top 10. The list included: UNM School of Law, fifth; UNM Anderson School of Management, seventh; UNM School of Medicine, eighth; and the UNM School of Engineering, ninth.
Among the University's outstanding research units are the Center for Advanced Research Computing, Cancer Center, New Mexico Engineering Research Institute, Center for High Technology Materials, Design Planning Assistance Center, and the Mind Research Network.
During fiscal year 2011, the University received $83.1 million in private gifts and grants. In the same year, UNM faculty and staff generated more than $348 million in contracts and grants. Also, UNM doctors and nurses provided more than $914 million in patient care services and $198.3 million in uncompensated patient care.