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College of Engineering Continues Success Streak

Photo courtesy of UTEP
Photo courtesy of UTEP
Continuing The University of Texas at El Paso’s tradition for excellence, the College of Engineering once again was listed among the top five best graduate schools for Hispanics in the country, according to Hispanic Business magazine.

In the September 2010 edition, the college was ranked fifth in the nation, marking its sixth consecutive year in the top five.

"We are very happy to have been recognized for our graduate programs for the sixth year in a row," said Richard T. Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering. "We have by far the highest percentage of Hispanic faculty in engineering of any university in the country, and our doctoral opportunities for Hispanic students continue to expand as our research programs grow to over $12 million in research expenditures per year."

The magazine’s 2010 Diversity Report lists the top 10 graduate schools for Hispanics in business, engineering, law and medicine. The report determines a school’s rank using several factors, including percentage of Hispanic students and faculty, recruiting programs, mentorship programs, Hispanic student organizations, and retention and graduation rates of Hispanic students.