Posted September 29, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Liz Klipp, Media Relations
For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has been ranked no. 1 in the U.S. for Hispanic graduate students by Hispanic Business magazine.
Each year, Hispanic Business magazine measures the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students. The rankings are based on recruitment and retention of Hispanic students, degrees conferred to Hispanics, Hispanic faculty, and the excellent quality of education and services offered to Hispanic students.
Of Georgia Tech’s 1,536 full-time graduate students in engineering who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, 85 or 5.5 percent are Hispanic. Hispanics earned 31 postgraduate degrees in engineering, about 4.7 percent of the total amount awarded in 2010. Out of the 446 full-time faculty members in the College of Engineering, 12 are Hispanic at the time of survey.
“As in previous years, this great achievement has been made possible thanks to the hard work of various individuals and entities at Georgia Tech,” said Jorge Breton, director of Hispanic Initiatives at Georgia Tech. “I think we all should be very proud of the Institute’s efforts to serve our Hispanic and Latino students as well as other underrepresented minorities and the entire population.”
For Fall 2011, the College of Engineering has 99 full-time and 42 part-time Hispanic graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled.
Hispanic Business magazine serves the U.S. Hispanic population with information, ideas and advice for individuals looking to pursue or actively be involved in business. It is published monthly and distributed to 1.4 million subscribers throughout the United States.