UNM Named a "Leader" by Brookings Institution

July 31, 2017

The Brookings Institution, in a new report, states that only 20% of the nation’s public universities excel at both promoting opportunity and generating research.  UNM is one of those universities.  UNM has been named one of its “leaders” for having both high research activity and high social mobility – as measured by the school’s accessibility to low income students and by how far those students move up the income ranks.  UNM was 8th on this list.

The report rated public universities for their benefits to society, designating them “labs” if they promote knowledge via research, or “ladders” if they are associated with social mobility.  It classified those that rate well in both areas as “leaders”.

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its  mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

As reported in the Albuquerque Journal, July 29, 2017.