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MBA Hits No. 3 for Hispanic Diversity

Text: Texas MBA No. 3 Hispanic Business RankingHispanic Business magazine ranked the McCombs School of Business the third best business school in the nation for Hispanic MBA students, up from No. 6 last year.

The University of Texas at El Paso and New York University took the top two spots, respectively, in the annual ranking of graduate business schools.

2014 marks the 15th year out of 16 that the Texas Full-Time MBA has landed in the top five in the ranking, which the magazine touts as a list of programs that not only have strong Hispanic enrollments, but that have made "notable efforts to engage the Hispanic community."

McCombs is a 23-year member in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an 18-university alliance that seeks to increase the number of minorities in MBA programs and in managerial positions in business.

McCombs also sponsors the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' annual conference and actively recruits Hispanics at recruiting events in major cities across the United States.

Beyond the business school, UT's Cockrell School of Engineering placed second in the magazine's engineering school rankings and UT's School of Law took sixth place. The rankings, which also include medical schools, publish only the top 10 schools in each category.

Texas leads the way among the states with the most number of schools (12) across the four lists and has bragging rights to 50 percent of the ranked medical schools. Florida is represented with a total of 10 schools and California with six. Seventy percent of Hispanic Business' 40 ranked schools fell into these three states.

The methodology behind the business school rankings takes into account the number and percentage of enrolled Hispanic students and faculty, student retention rate, the variety of student services that focus on the Hispanic community and the reputation of the school as seen in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings.

See Hispanic Business for further details.

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