Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dotterweich College of Engineering Ranked by Internationally Acclaimed Engineering Organization

KINGSVILLE - July 20, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) ranks Texas A&M University-Kingsville 11th out of nearly 350 engineering programs from across the nation and beyond in awarding engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students.

A&M-Kingsville awarded 103 engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in 2011. In 2010, the university awarded 88 engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics and ranked 12th on the ASEE list.  In the fall of 2011, more than 550 Hispanic undergraduate students were enrolled in the college.

The ranking is included in the recently published ASEE directory Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, which includes 2011 data from 348 participating engineering schools from across the country.

“This type of recognition reflects our continued commitment to serving the diverse and distinct population of South Texas,” said Dr. Stephan Nix, dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

A&M-Kingsville is the smallest school included in the list of top 20 institutions awarding engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, Nix said. Additionally, the Dotterweich College of Engineering is the 4th highest ranked Texas university on a list that includes Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and the University of Texas-El Paso.

The University of Puerto Rico topped the ranking of schools awarding engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, awarding 526 in 2011.

The directory is posted online at http://www.asee.org/. 


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