Graduate engineering ranked among best for Hispanic students

September 5, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Purdue University's College of Engineering graduate program has been ranked second in the country for Hispanic students.

The ranking is done by Hispanic Business magazine through HispanTelligence, its research arm.  The ranking is based on Hispanic enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rate and reputation among Hispanics.

"Our consistently high ranking in this survey shows how dedicated our faculty, staff and students are to making Purdue's College of Engineering inclusive," said Leah Jamieson, the John Edwardson Dean of Engineering. "We're committed to continuing to improve in this area."

Last year, Purdue engineering was ranked fourth.

For 2012, Hispanic Business's top-ranked graduate engineering school is Georgia Institute of Technology. Others in the top 10 after Purdue are the University of Texas at El Paso, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington, and Cornell University.

More information on the rankings can be found at

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432,

Source: Leah Jamieson, 765-494-5346,

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