Hispanic Business magazine says the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine is among the best when it comes to achieving a more diverse student body.
The magazine ranked the HSC-COM 13th in its top 20 rankings of medical schools in the United States.
According to the HSC, the College of Medicine had 324 students for the 2006-07 school year, which included 34 of Hispanic heritage, or approximately 11 percent. Of the 77 degrees handed out in the spring, the HSC says nine went to Hispanic grads.
"It is such an honor to be recognized by Hispanic Business for the third year in a row," said Christopher C. Colenda, the Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean of Medicine in a statement. "Our commitment to diversity is an important part of who we are at the College of Medicine, so we are thrilled to be recognized on a national level."
Hispanic Business has a primary circulation of 230,000 and more than a million readers, including business owners, CEOs and professionals in countless areas of expertise.