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Top 10 Best Engineering Schools for Hispanics

September 2007, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine
No. 1 University of Texas-El Paso's College of Engineering
No. 1 University of Texas-El Paso's College of Engineering

1. University of Texas-El Paso
College of Engineering
El Paso, TX
www.utep.edu

Engineering school enrollment...282
Hispanic enrollment...67
Percentage...23.8%
Postgraduate degrees earned...138...
Degrees earned by Hispanics...41
Percentage...29.7%
Full-time faculty...81
Full-time Hispanic faculty...18
Percentage...22.2%

Diversity Statement: The commitment of UTEP's College of Engineering to making education accessible is changing the face of engineering, producing highly trained Hispanic graduates heavily recruited by the industry's leading companies.

2. Purdue University
College of Engineering
West Lafayette, IN
www.purdue.edu

Engineering school enrollment...2,211
Hispanic enrollment...41
Percentage...1.9%
Postgraduate degrees earned...637
Degrees earned by Hispanics...13
Percentage...2.0%
Full-time faculty...323
Full-time Hispanic faculty...11
Percentage...3.4%

Diversity Statement: In 2006, 13 percent of the new faculty hires were Hispanic, and in the past year, the number of graduate school applications from Hispanic students has increased, and more than 65 percent of those applicants were admitted to graduate engineering programs.

3. University of Florida
College of Engineering
Gainesville, FL
www.ufl.edu

Engineering school enrollment...981
Hispanic enrollment...88
Percenage...9.0%
Postgraduate degrees earned...336
Degrees earned by Hispanics...39
Percentage...11.6%
Full-time faculty...336
Full-time Hispanic faculty...11
Percentage...3.3%

Diversity Statement: Florida is the gateway to Latin America, and UF is the key. Partnerships with universities in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela enrich our academic culture and help us train Gator Engineering leaders of the highest caliber.

4. University of California, Irvine
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Irvine, CA
www.eng.uci.edu

Engineering school enrollment...663
Hispanic enrollment...32
Percentage...4.8%
Postgraduate degrees earned...251
Degrees earned by Hispanics...11
Percentage...4.4%
Full-time faculty...103
Full-time Hispanic faculty...4
Percentage...3.9%

Diversity Statement: The University of California, Irvine and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering support multiple programs, fellowships, and student groups that aid in the admission, retention, and graduation of Hispanic students.

5. The University of New Mexico
School of Engineering
Albuquerque, NM
www.unm.edu

Engineering school enrollment...195
Hispanic enrollment...35
Percentage...17.9%
Postgraduate degrees earned...68
Degrees earned by Hispanics...14
Percentage...20.6%
Full-time faculty...95
Full-time Hispanic faculty...4
Percentage...4.2%

Diversity Statement: Few academic fields benefit more from diversity than engineering and computer science. The University of New Mexico School of Engineering's diversity programs provide recruitment, bridging, and support for students, ensuring their success in their academic work and in their careers.

6. The University of Texas at Austin
College of Engineering
Austin, TX
www.engr.utexas.edu

Engineering school enrollment...742
Hispanic enrollment...57
Percentage...7.7%
Postgraduate degrees earned...334
Degrees earned by Hispanics...28
Percentage...8.4%
Full-time faculty...252
Full-time Hispanic faculty...10
Percentage...4.0%

Diversity Statement: With nationally ranked engineering programs, close proximity, and strong research ties to Latin America, The University of Texas at Austin provides Hispanic students with a high-quality degree in a familiar environment.

7. University of Central Florida
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Orlando, FL
www.cecs.ucf.edu

Engineering school enrollment...245
Hispanic enrollment...23
Percentage...9.4%
Postgraduate degrees earned...168
Degrees earned by Hispanics...16
Percentage...9.5%
Full-time faculty...154
Full-time Hispanic faculty...6
Percentage...3.9%

Diversity Statement: Supportive faculty, real-world application, and powerhouse industry connections make UCF's College of Engineering and Computer Science the ideal place to study along with a diverse environment, culture, and the perfect location.

8. University of Oklahoma
College of Engineering
Norman, OK
www.coe.ou.edu

Engineering school enrollment...324
Hispanic enrollment...92
Percentage...28.4%
Postgraduate degrees earned...259
Degrees earned by Hispanics...3
Percentage...1.2%
Full-time faculty...112
Full-time Hispanic faculty...4
Percentage...3.6%

Diversity Statement: The Multicultural Engineering Program has served graduate and undergraduate Hispanic engineers for 25 years. MEP coordinates scholarship, research, mentoring, orientation, tutoring programs, employment opportunities, and the OU chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT School of Engineering
Cambridge, MA
www.web.mit.edu

Engineering school enrollment...2,842
Hispanic enrollment...75
Percentage...2.6%
Postgraduate degrees earned...1,033
Degrees earned by Hispanics...29
Percentage...2.8%
Full-time faculty...364
Full-time Hispanic faculty...8
Percentage...2.2%

Diversity Statement: The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Hispanic students make up more than 13 percent of undergraduates.

10. Florida Atlantic University
College of Engineering & Computer Science
Boca Raton, FL
www.fau.edu

Engineering school enrollment...77
Hispanic enrollment...10
Percentage...13.0%
Postgraduate degrees earned...54
Degrees earned to Hispanics...10
Percentage...18.5%
Full-time faculty...90
Full-time Hispanic faculty...8
Percentage...8.9%

Diversity Statement: The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University promotes diversity through a strong advocacy program, student professional societies (such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), targeted scholarships, co-ops, and bilingual tutors.



Source: HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine and Hispanicbusiness.com, Copyright (c) 2007 All Rights Reserved.


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