Campus: San Diego State University -- October 7, 2005

San Diego State Among Top MBA Programs for Hispanics

San Diego State University ranks among the nation's top MBA programs for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Trends magazine.

The national magazine ranked San Diego State one of the "Top 25 MBA Programs for Hispanics" for 2005 for program quality, Hispanic student support programs and outreach to diverse communities. The magazine did not individually rank the top 25 programs.

"We are delighted that our MBA program is being nationally recognized for our longstanding commitment to diversity, and our continuing efforts to provide every student the support and tools to achieve academic excellence," said Gail Naughton, dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State.

The magazine in the September 2005 edition cited the university's full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs, and student support programs that include the Hispanic Business Student Association and the Graduate Business Student Association. San Diego State also was cited for its participation in the National Society of Hispanic MBA's Destination MBA recruiting fair, and at the Diversity Forum sponsored by the California State University System of Higher Education.

The new rankings mark the latest in a year of high marks for diversity at San Diego State.

  • The College of Engineering recently was ranked No. 4 in the nation by Hispanic Business magazine.

  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education this year ranked San Diego State No. 9 in the nation for the most bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.

  • San Diego State ranks No. 12 in the nation for bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students overall, according to this year's survey by Black Issues in Higher Education.
Joining San Diego State among the top 25 MBA programs for Hispanics reported by Hispanic Trends are: Babson College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan and Yale University.

Media contact: Renee Haines, Media Relations, San Diego State University (619) 594-4298,

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