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UTEP Top Producer of Hispanic Engineers

March 26, 2013

Paula Monarez Diaz

University of Texas at El Paso. (Photo: Zereshk, Creative Commons)
University of Texas at El Paso. (Photo: Zereshk, Creative Commons)

For the first time, UTEP has been ranked as the top producer of Hispanic engineers at the graduate level in the nation, and second in the country for undergraduate engineers.

"UTEP has long been among the leaders in producing Hispanic engineers with B.S. degrees," said Richard Schoephoerster, dean of the College of Engineering. "Now, as we are moving ever closer to Tier One status, the designation as the top producer of Hispanic engineers with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees is extremely gratifying and significantly important. And considering the fact that representation of Hispanics in M.S. and Ph.D. degrees across the nation is significantly lower than representation at the B.S. level, we again are serving as a model to the country for broadening participation and diversifying the engineering workforce at all levels."

-- Related: Overview: 2012 Best Schools for Hispanics

In 2012, the University's College of Engineering graduated 10 doctoral, 102 master's and 230 undergraduate Hispanic-American engineering students, according to the American Association of Engineering Societies' Engineering Workforce Commission.

The commission conducts annual surveys of industry and schools of engineering, monitors trends in the supply of and demand for engineers, and produces annual reports on engineering enrollments, degrees and salaries.

The report is considered a valuable resource for recruiters and employers seeking to hire engineers, and for engineering schools.


The College of Engineering at UTEP was No. 3 on the 2012 Best Engineering Schools index.

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Source: (c) 2013 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas). Distributed by MCT Information Services

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