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UTEP Graduate Programs Rated Among Best for Hispanics

Oct. 11, 2011

Paula Monarez Diaz

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UTEP's graduate programs at both the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering were ranked among the best in the country for Hispanics by HispanicBusiness magazine.

In the magazine's recent edition, the College of Business Adminstration was ranked No. 1 for its graduate program for the second year in a row. Other schools with graduate business programs ranked in the top 10 included Yale University, Stanford University and the University of Virginia. The University of Texas at Austin was ranked No. 2.

UTEP's College of Engineering was ranked No. 2 among engineering schools for its graduate program, just behind the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"We are extraordinarily proud of these rankings and congratulate students, faculty, staff and all associated with the colleges," said UTEP Provost Junius Gonzales. "These rankings are particularly noteworthy because they are comprised of multidimensional criteria, including reputation, faculty, and retention rates, not solely numbers of students. The colleges truly epitomize excellence and further advance UTEP's national prominence."

Each school was judged and ranked according to five primary criteria -- Hispanic enrollment, student services, reputation, faculty and retention rate.

College of Business Adminstration enrolled 403 Hispanic graduate students, representing a 75.9 percent Hispanic graduate enrollment, during the 2010-11 academic year. A total of 140 M.B.A. degrees were awarded that year, 104 of which went to Hispanic students.

In the College of Engineering, 137 of the 365 students enrolled in 2010-11 were Hispanic. A total of 164 postgraduate degrees were awarded that year, 49 of which were given to Hispanic students. Statistically, the college enrolls the greatest percentage of Hispanics on the top 10 list with 37.5 percent, followed closely by the University of Texas at San Antonio with 28 percent.

Source: (c) 2011 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas)

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