AUSTIN, Texas—The March 2002 issue of Hispanic Business ranks the McCombs School of Business and the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin as the number one MBA program and law school in the country for Hispanics.
This is the second consecutive year that both schools have held the number one position.
In addition to the Hispanic Business rankings, Hispanic Magazine’s March issue ranked the university number four in the nation for Hispanics. The top three positions were held by Stanford University, Rice University and the University of California at Berkeley. Other Texas universities among the top 25 were Southern Methodist University (18) and Texas A&M University (23).
Hispanic Business ranks the top 10 business and law schools nationally based on a number of criteria, including enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support, retention rate and national reputation.
Among other measures of excellence, the McCombs School’s rate of Hispanic graduate enrollment was the highest among all top business schools. Hispanic Business singled out the school’s collaborative atmosphere, climate of opportunity and strong student organizations, such as the Hispanic Graduate Business Association.
The school’s Latin American ties also drew praise.
“We are all very happy that our efforts to develop and maintain strong ties with Latin America continue to be recognized,” said Matt Turner, director of admissions for the MBA program. “Our collaborative learning environment and diverse student body equip each student with a truly global business perspective.”
A September 2001 survey of Latin American business schools by AméricaEconomía indicates that The University of Texas at Austin is a favored partner among the top schools in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Venezuela.
“It is a privilege to be a part of a program that supports Hispanic students the way McCombs does,” said Maria Gomez, first-year student and member of the Hispanic Graduate Business Association. “I was attracted to the McCombs MBA program because of its membership in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and the diversity of its student body. With students from so many different backgrounds, this program offers a broader educational experience both inside and outside of the traditional classroom.”
The School of Law has produced more Hispanic and African American graduates combined than any other law school in the United States (with the exception of historically African-American schools such as Howard University). The school’s 1,300-plus Hispanic alumni include the Texas secretary of state, federal judges and numerous leaders of the bar and government.
“We are glad to be recognized for our efforts,” said Bill Powers, dean of the law school. “UT Law School is deeply committed to maintaining the law school’s preeminence in the legal education of Hispanics.”