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Top Engineering School 2008 No.1: Georgia Institute of Technology

Sept. 4, 2008
Top Engineering School 2008 No.1: Georgia Institute of Technology

No.1: Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Graduate Admissions, 631 Cherry St., Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321
(404) 894-1610
Fax: (404) 894-1609
http://www.gatech.edu

Total engineering school enrollment 1,344
Hispanic engineering school enrollment 58
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 4.3%
Total postgraduate degrees earned 559
Postgraduate degrees earned to Hispanics 23
Percent of postgraduate degrees earned to Hispanics 4.1%
Full-time Engineering school faculty 397
Full-time Engineering school Hispanic Faculty 9
Percent Hispanic faculty in Engineering School 2.3%

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities. Due in part to the generous support of The Goizueta Foundation, many programs have been created and expanded for retaining and actively recruiting Hispanic students. Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic population at Georgia Tech, and a total of 888 students are currently enrolled. Student organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Spanish Speaking Organization (SSO), Hispanic Recruitment Team (HRT), Capoeira Cordão de Ouro (CCO), Gringos y Latinos: Atlanta's Spanish Service Society (GLASSS), Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Chapter, and La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. are dedicated to increasing the participation of Hispanic professionals and graduate students in the fields of engineering, science, and other technical and non-technical professions. These student groups also provide a rich cultural content for Hispanics and the campus community. Each year, the number of minority and female students continues to grow, ensuring that Georgia Tech graduates will be ready to thrive in a multicultural and global workforce. Hundreds of employers, representing a substantial number of Fortune 500 companies, recruit interns, co-ops, and full-time employees annually from Georgia Tech.


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