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HispanicBusiness Magazine Releases Top 10 Business Schools for Diversity

HispanicBusiness magazine recently revealed its annual list of the best business schools for diversity. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, schools were ranked according to various criteria, including:

  • Percentage of Hispanic faculty
  • Percentage of Hispanic student enrollment
  • "Progressive programs aimed at increasing enrollment of Hispanic students"

HispanicBusiness magazine notes the purpose of the ranking is to rate "the effectiveness of the nation's universities in attracting Hispanic students, and in providing them with the academic support they need to ensure they make the grade then make a difference."

Leading Business Schools for Diversity

The leading business school for diversity? The University of Texas at El Paso's (UTEP) College of Business Administration. According to HispanicBusiness, 34 percent of the faculty at UTEP's College of Business Administration is Hispanic and 88 percent of the graduate enrollment is Hispanic.

The top 10 business schools include:

  1. University of Texas at El Paso, College of Business Administration
  2. New York University, Stern School of Business
  3. University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  4. University of Miami
  5. University of Texas at San Antonio
  6. University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management
  7. Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
  8. Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business
  9. Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  10. University of Wisconsin, School of Business

Florida International University, ranked 8th for the second consecutive year, was pleased to be included in the Top 10 list. "Not only is FIU number one in the country in granting bachelor's and master's degrees to Hispanics according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education," says Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the business school, "but also our Hispanic students have cultural roots from all across Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe."

UTEP's College of Business Administration moved into the top spot after being ranked second in 2009. "All of us are very proud of this extraordinary accomplishment, which recognizes the hard work of the faculty, staff and students in the College of Business Administration and the fine leadership of Dean Robert Nachtmann," says University President Diana Natalicio.