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HispanicBusiness ranks UTSA engineering, business colleges in Top 10 for Hispanics


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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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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