UTEP Listed Among Top Grad Schools for Hispanics

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine has recognized The University of Texas at El Paso as one of the leading graduate schools for Hispanics in the United States.

UTEP is listed among top universities and colleges in the magazine’s April 2016 issue, available to download here. The University was listed at No. 5 for master’s degrees granted and No. 7 for total number of graduate school enrollments.

Every year, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education releases an index of the top 25 graduate schools for Hispanics, based on two lists from the Department of Education, including total graduate degrees granted and graduate student enrollment. The magazine’s 2016 lists were based on 2014 data.

“For decades UTEP has been a key player in providing higher education opportunities for Hispanics,” said Charles Ambler, Ph.D., dean of UTEP’s Graduate School. “With UTEP’s emergence as a national research university, the University has become one of the top institutions in the country graduating Hispanics with doctoral degrees.”

This is not the first time UTEP has been recognized by Hispanic Outlook. The magazine, rooted in serving the unique needs of the Hispanic community in higher education, has ranked the University on several of its lists in the past.

In Hispanic Outlook’s 2015 lists, UTEP was recognized as No. 2 in the nation for total number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.

The magazine also listed the University among the top 10 in several bachelor’s degree program categories, including No. 1 in education and mathematics or statistics; No. 3 in engineering; No. 5 in homeland security, law enforcement or firefighting; No. 9 in communication and journalism; and No. 10 in visual and performing arts.

With enrollment surpassing 23,000 and a student body that is 80 percent Hispanic, UTEP plays an important role in the education of Hispanic students. Its top rankings over the years show the University’s impact across the nation.