A&M-Kingsville Ranked First in the Nation for Awarding Engineering Graduate Degrees to Hispanic Students
KINGSVILLE - May 15, 2012
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Texas A&M University Kingsville is ranked first in the nation when it comes to awarding master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering to Hispanic students, according to a spring issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
According to the report, nearly one quarter of the 232 students earning graduate degrees in engineering in 2011 were Hispanic. University-wide, Hispanics accounted for nearly half of all graduate students. Of the 2,099 graduate students enrolled in 2010, more than 1,000 were Hispanic.
The same issue lists A&M-Kingsville 16th in the nation for graduate schools enrolling Hispanics.
The publication also ranks A&M-Kingsville nationally in the following categories:
- 6th -- Agriculture & Agricultural Operations Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
- 9th -- Engineering /Engineering Tech Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
- 39th -- Top 100 Master’s Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
- 59th -- Top 100 Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
A&M-Kingsville president Dr. Steven Tallant said the rankings affirm the university’s dedication to providing access and opportunity to all students and to ensure student achievement.
“These rankings reflect the commitment of our faculty, the excellence of our academic programs and the diligence of our students to constantly strive for success,” Tallant said. “We take great pride in providing all of our students with the guidance, services and education they need to reach their goals.”
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