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UNM Programs Rank in 2013 Best Schools for Hispanics

Law, business and engineering all make HispanicBusiness.com lists

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The University of New Mexico stands out on HispanicBusiness.com rankings of the top 10 graduate schools in business, law, engineering and medical, as was reported in their September 12, 2013 issue.

They report, "A special nod goes out to the University of New Mexico, the only school that made the top 10 in every category. UNM, a staple of the lists since HispanicBusiness started putting them together, always scores high in almost every category, and its programs and efforts to attract and retain Hispanic students are second to none."

They reported, "The annual HispanicBusiness Best Schools for Hispanics lists rank the top 10 graduate schools in four disciplines: business, law, engineering and medical. The schools are ranked using criteria such as enrollment, faculty, reputation, retention rate and the use of progressive programs to recruit, support and mentor Hispanic students.

While schools that have a high percentage of Hispanic students are obviously well-represented, it is not the only category that factors into making the list. Efforts to attract and retain Hispanic students are important, plus schools must be accredited and have a solid reputation in the educational field."

UNM Anderson School of Management ranks fourth, down from its third place position last year. ASM has a total graduate enrollment of 682, with 238, or 34.9 percent, of the students being Hispanic. ASM graduated 243 MBAs, with 96, or 39.5 percent of the students being Hispanic. Of the 54 full time faculty, eight, or 14.8 percent, are Hispanic.

UNM School of Engineering ranks sixth this year, down from a fourth place last year fourth last year. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 282 and a Hispanic graduate enrollment of 67, meaning that Hispanics represent 23.8 percent of the graduate enrollment. Total postgraduate degrees earned is 133, 16 of which, or 12 percent went to Hispanics. Full time engineering faculty numbers at 98, with 5, or 5.1 percent of the faculty being Hispanic.

The UNM School of Law comes in at seventh, down from its fifth position last year. The school's total enrollment is at 346, with 96, or 27.7 percent of the students being Hispanic. The school conferred 121 J.D. degrees with 34, or 28.1 percent going to Hispanics. Full time law faculty numbers at 35, with 5, or 13.9 percent of the faculty being Hispanic.

The UNM School of Medicine came in seventh, up from eighth position last year. The SOM has a total graduate enrollment of 341, of which 103, or 30.2 percent, are Hispanic. The school graduated 64 M.D.s, of which 22, or 34.4 percent, were Hispanic. Full time medical school faculty ranks at 863, of which 114, or 13.2 percent, are Hispanic.

 

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