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Anderson School Recognized for MBA Diversity

May 7, 2009

The UNM Anderson School of Management has received national recognition for student diversity in its MBA program. U.S. News and World Report named the Anderson School as one of the top 25 MBA graduate programs for percentage of full-time minority students and full-time female students.

With 36.6 percent of its students from under-represented groups, Anderson is the 19th most diverse full-time MBA program in the nation. The number one ranked school was Clark Atlanta University, where 85.5 percent of the MBA students are from under-represented ethnic minority groups.

Female students represent 50.7 percent of all full-time Anderson MBA students, leading to a ranking of 25th in the nation for the percentage of female students. Monmouth University in New Jersey ranked first in the nation with 62.5 percent.

Doug Thomas, Anderson associate dean for Accreditation, says the findings give national recognition to the fact that Anderson is a welcoming MBA destination for everyone.

"The U.S. News' ranking of our MBA program reflects Anderson's continued commitment to a diverse student body and classroom experience," says Thomas.

Interim Dean Amy Wohlert notes that, "Our diverse student body means that Anderson students are challenged by a wide variety of viewpoints and are well-prepared to deal with the realities of today's business environments. It's a fundamental component of Anderson's excellence."

The rankings are part of U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of the Best U.S. Business Schools. The magazine analyzed 1,200 schools before releasing its current rankings.

The complete list can be found at:
Best Grad Schools

The Anderson rankings can be found at:
US News Rankings and Reviews - Minority Students

US News Rankings and Reviews - Female Students


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.