New Mexico Tech offers outstanding preparation in science, engineering, and technology related fields. Undergrads may have opportunities to assist professors with research projects; there are also many opportunities to gain experience while working on campus. With only 1400 total students, and just more than 300 freshmen becoming a part of the Institute every year, the school is able to provide an excellent faculty-to-student ratio of 11:1. This allows close relationships with professors, enabling students to make the most of time spent in the classroom. And fortunately for all undergrads, 99 percent of Tech’s full-time faculty has earned doctoral degrees. All of these points certainly help lead to the following fact: the annual salary of NMT graduates ranks in the top 15 percent of more than 599 universities in the nation. New Mexico Institute tries to stay ahead of the curve in many ways; for instance, The Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis (ICASA) opened in the late 1990s to study, research and combat cyberterrorism and computer-based crime.