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A&M-Kingsville Dotterweich College of Engineering Ranked 12th in the Nation for Awarding Engineering Bachelor Degrees to Hispanics

KINGSVILLE - July 20, 2011

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

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) ranks Texas A&M University-Kingsville 12th in the nation in number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

A&M-Kingsville awarded 88 engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in 2010—that number accounts for nearly 58 percent of all engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded that year. In 2009, the university awarded 61 engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics and ranked 20th on the ASEE list.  

The ranking is included in the recently published ASEE directory Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, which includes 2010 data from 344 participating engineering schools from across the country.

“This ranking is indicative of our commitment to our constituents we serve in 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.

“We’re very proud that we’re helping to introduce the very diverse community in South Texas to the opportunities that engineering can afford,” Nix said.

The ASEE survey reflects an overall 5.3 percent growth in the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded overall.

The University of Puerto Rico topped the ranking of schools awarding engineering bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, awarding 614 in 2010.

The directory is posted online at http://www.asee.org/papers-and-publications/publications/college-profiles.

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