1. University of Texas at El Paso College of Engineering
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
Fax: (915) 747-8893
Total engineering school enrollment - 243
Hispanic engineering school enrollment - 68
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 28%
Total postgraduate degrees earned - 125
Postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 42
Percent of postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 34%
The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso is changing the face of engineering and producing highly trained graduates heavily recruited by the industry's leading companies. Success can be contributed to the wealth of professional development and support activities available to students in the college. UTEP boasts chapters of 19 national engineering honor societies and organizations united under the umbrella of the Engineering Student Leadership Council. Four Academic Centers for Engineers and Scientists (ACES) serve as clearing houses for information regarding graduate and professional schools, scholarships, undergraduate research assistantships and other employment opportunities. College of Engineering students also benefit from the five engineering research centers housed at UTEP.
2. Purdue University College of Engineering
Room 170 Young Hall, 302 Wood St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Fax: (765) 494-0136
Total engineering school enrollment - 2,148
Hispanic engineering school enrollment - 44
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 2%
Total postgraduate degrees earned - 690
Postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 25
Percent of postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 4%
Purdue's College of Engineering has an active, and highly visible chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers that involves more than 120 Hispanic students. The Latino Cultural Center on Purdue's West Lafayette campus has moved to new, more spacious quarters. In addition, the Minority Engineering Program offers a number of services for all students from underrepresented groups, including an orientation seminar for multiethnic engineering students, and extensive mentoring and tutoring programs.
3. Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering
631 Cherry St., 318 Savant Building
Atlanta, GA 30332
Fax: (404) 894-1609
Total engineering school enrollment - 3,189
Hispanic engineering school enrollment - 140
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 4%
Total postgraduate degrees earned - 1,088
Postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 66
Percent of postgraduate degrees earned by Hispanics - 6%
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities. With a total of 714 students enrolled, Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic population at Georgia Tech. Student organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Spanish Speaking Organization (SSO), La Unidad Latina, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, and the new Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Chapter, are dedicated to increasing the participation of Hispanic college students in the fields of engineering, science, and other technical and non-technical professions. Each year, the number of minority and female students grows, ensuring that Tech's students will be ready to thrive in the multicultural workforce. Hundreds of employers, representing a substantial number of Fortune 500 companies, recruit interns, co-ops, and full-time employees annually.
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