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UTSA business, engineering colleges rank in top 10 by Hispanic Business magazine

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(Sept. 15, 2010)--The UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering have been ranked the No. 5 and No. 7 graduate programs in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business. (Read more in the September 2010 edition.) This is the third year that the College of Business was ranked in the top 10 and the first time the College of Engineering was ranked in the 13-year history of the magazine's study.

Annually, the magazine ranks the top 10 universities nationally in business, medicine, law and engineering based on five criteria: enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation.

"We are honored to be recognized by Hispanic Business," said Lynda de la Vina, dean of the UTSA College of Business and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics. "This ranking speaks to the quality of our academic programming and the services that we provide our M.B.A. students. It elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation."

The business school rankings (in order) included UT El Paso, New York University, UT Austin, University of Miami, UTSA, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Florida International University, Duke University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

"We are delighted to be ranked among this elite group of engineering schools in the country," said C. Mauli Agrawal, David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair and dean of the UTSA College of Engineering. "Our graduate enrollment has grown more than 100 percent over the last five years and we are proud that despite such fast growth, we have been able to improve the quality of our programs and maintain the diversity of our student body."

Hispanic Business' engineering rankings included (in order) Georgia Tech, Purdue, University of Central Florida, University of New Mexico, UT El Paso, MIT, UTSA, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University and UT Austin.

The UTSA College of Business M.B.A. program also was ranked No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 28 nationwide by BusinessWeek and was named one of the top 10 M.B.A. programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the last five years. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students.

Dedicated to education, research and service, the UTSA College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the state. From 2000 to 2007, the college's enrollment more than doubled and research funding increased seven-fold. The college offers academic programs in biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. Research strengths include security, health, energy and the environment, and sustainability.

 

 

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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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