Online publisher HispanicBusiness’ latest annual report ranks the College of Engineering as the ninth-best engineering graduate school for diversity practices.
Cal Poly Pomona was once again the only CSU ranked in the report and finished just behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
HispanicBusiness assessed and determined rank by a variety of factors, including faculty numbers, enrollment and retention rates, and programs to attract and retain Hispanic students.
Efforts such as Maximizing Engineering Potential — a program designed to increase the number and diversity of students who are historically under-represented — were marked as notable and effective in engaging the Hispanic community.
The College of Engineering also ranks high in reports and profiles from other associations. According to the Engineering Workforce Commission, the college is first in California for degrees awarded to Hispanic engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education notes that the college is the fifth-largest Hispanic engineering school in the country.