Georgia Tech Ranks #1 for Hispanic Engineering Graduate Programs

College of Engineering recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine

Hispanic Business Magazine ranks the Georgia Institute of Technology the top engineering graduate school for 2008.

The magazine noted Georgia Tech's reputation for being one of the nation's premier research universities and the generosity of the Goizueta Foundation as factors for the ranking.

"The College of Engineering is extremely proud to be recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine for our academic excellence," said Dean Don Giddens. "Our students benefit from a diverse student body as they prepare for the global job market."

Funding from the Goizueta Foundation has helped create and expand many programs for both retaining and actively recruiting Hispanic students. Hispanics represent the fastest-growing ethnic population at Georgia Tech with a total of 888 students currently enrolled as of fall 2007. Georgia Tech's College of Engineering has a Hispanic graduate enrollment of 58. This fall, Georgia Tech had its largest Hispanic freshman class ever with 126 students.

Student organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Spanish Speaking Organization (SSO), Hispanic Recruitment Team (HRT), Capoeira Cord'o de Ouro (CCO), Gringos y Latinos: Atlanta's Spanish Service Society (GLASSS), Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Chapter, and La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. are dedicated to increasing the participation of Hispanic professionals and graduate students in the fields of engineering, science and other technical and non-technical professions. These student groups also provide a rich cultural experience for Hispanics and the campus community.

Each year, the number of minority and female students continues to grow, ensuring that Georgia Tech graduates will be ready to thrive in a multicultural and global workforce. Hundreds of employers, representing a substantial number of Fortune 500 companies, recruit interns, co-ops and full-time employees annually from Georgia Tech.