Posted September 21, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
Engineering Program Maintains Top Ranking for Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been ranked as the number one graduate engineering school in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine. The publication recognized Georgia Tech on the basis of the university’s Hispanic enrollment and retention rate, as well as, student services, faculty and reputation.
Georgia Tech is one of the largest producers of Hispanic engineers in the country, a status achieved through the high quality and reputation of its engineering programs, combined with targeted recruitment and retention programs for Hispanic students, according to Georgia Tech Dean of Engineering Don Giddens.
“We are consistently working to foster a learning environment that builds on the talents and contributions of everyone,” said Giddens. “In this environment, Hispanic students, as well as all of our students, can succeed and grow as they prepare to be engineers of tomorrow.”
Not only does the Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI) assist with the recruitment of high-achieving, talented Hispanic/Latino students to Georgia Tech, OHI also provides programs that help them grow academically, personally and professionally and prepares them for success after graduating.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.