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.
The Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 40th in primary care and 83rd in research, while specific areas also rank again among the top 10 – rural medicine, second, and family medicine, ninth. Additionally, in health disciplines, UNM’s nursing/midwifery program is ranked fifth. UNM School of Law is ranked 72th, while ranking ninth in clinical training. UNM College of Fine Arts is ranked 53rd, with its photography program ranked fifth in the nation. The engineering program is ranked 87th 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, Hispanic Business Magazine ranked four University schools among the top 10. The list included: UNM School of Law, seventh; UNM Anderson School of Management, fourth; UNM School of Medicine, seventh; and the UNM School of Engineering, sixth.
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.