By Christi Fish
Associate Director of Public Relations
(Sept. 12, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Engineering and College of Business are ranked the No. 5 and No. 7 programs in the nation for Hispanics, respectively, according to HispanicBusiness magazine's September 2012 issue. This is the third consecutive year the College of Engineering has been ranked and the fifth consecutive year the College of Business has been ranked among the top 10 "Best Schools for Hispanics."
"We are very proud to see both our College of Business and College of Engineering listed among the top programs in the nation for Hispanics," said Lisa Firmin, UTSA associate provost for faculty and student diversity and recruitment. "These top-tier rankings demonstrate our commitment to our students and how hard we all work together as a community to ensure their success."
The HispanicBusiness engineering school rankings (in order) included Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of New Mexico, UTSA, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington and Cornell University.
The publication's business school rankings (in order) include University of Texas at El Paso, University of California-Berkeley, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, New York University, University of Virginia, UTSA, University of Miami, Yale University and Stanford University.
HispanicBusiness ranked the top 10 universities nationally in business, medicine, law and engineering based on four criteria: enrollment of full-time Hispanic students, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, percentage of degrees conferred to Hispanics and availability of programs aimed at increasing Hispanic student enrollment. This is the 14th year that HispanicBusiness has conducted the study.
The UTSA College of Business offers a portfolio of 30 graduate business programs that are known for their high quality, flexibility and affordability including the M.B.A., M.B.A. International, Executive M.B.A. and specialized master's programs. Enrolling more than 600 graduate students, the college's graduate student body is diverse with 34 percent women, 30 percent minorities and 12 percent international students. Accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the college is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students and offers a comprehensive academic curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
The UTSA College of Engineering provides world-class education and research opportunities to the region's multicultural community, to the nation and beyond. This includes preparing students for lifelong learning and jobs in the engineering profession, offering research leading to innovative technologies, partnerships with industry, connecting both locally and globally, and pursuing excellence in every endeavor.
The College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in Texas. It offers academic programs in biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering to more than 401 graduate students including 22 percent women, 27 percent minorities and 46 percent international students.
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.
Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.
Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.
Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.
Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
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