Hispanic Business Designates UTEP Engineering as a Top 10 Graduate Program
September 06, 2012
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For the eighth consecutive year, Hispanic Business has designated UTEP Engineering as a Top 10 Graduate Program. In 2012 UTEP Engineering is ranked third behind traditional powerhouse graduate engineering programs Georgia Tech and Purdue. The #3 ranking is the highest in the western US.
UTEP Engineering's ranking by Hispanic Business includes three years in the #1 position and is remarkable for a College whose earliest Ph.D. program was Electrical Engineering in 1989. The College of Engineering now has doctoral programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science. An Energy Science and Engineering track is available within the interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Engineering program. The College recently received approval by the University of Texas Board of Regents to offer master's and doctoral degree programs in Biomedical Engineering.
"This perennial acknowledgement of the quality of our graduate programs is a testament to the high-quality faculty and students we have and continue to attract to our programs, as well as to our outstanding staff that support those faculty and students," said Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering.
The announcement follows Washington Monthly's ranking of UTEP as 12th in its list of "Top Colleges With A Different Twist". Washington Monthly ranks universities based on their contributions to the public good in three categories - social mobility, research production and commitment to service. In the outcomes based ranking, UTEP joins an elite group of universities that includes Stanford, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and the University of California - Berkeley. UTEP ranked #1 in social mobility in the evaluation.
Hispanic Business Top Engineering Graduate Programs 2012
1. Georgia Institute of Technology
2. Purdue University
3. The University of Texas at El Paso
4. University of New Mexico
5. University of Texas at San Antonio
6. University of Central Florida
7. University of Florida
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9. University of Washington
10. Cornell University
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