Baylor College of Medicine has been named one of the top medical schools for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine.
Of the top 10 institutions named, BCM ranks No. 2, jumping from the No. 4 position held for the past two years.
Each year, the magazine ranks the top 10 graduate schools in four disciplines: business, law, engineering and medicine. Schools are ranked using criteria such as enrollment, faculty, reputation, retention rate and the use of progressive programs to recruit, support and mentor Hispanic students.
"Baylor College of Medicine continues to be committed to training and educating a wide diversity of students, reflecting the diversity of Houston and Texas," said Dr. Stephen B. Greenberg, senior vice president and dean of medical education at BCM.
Hispanic students make up almost 14 percent of BCM’s medical school enrollment, and last year, almost 13 percent of M.D. degrees were awarded to Hispanic students.
BCM is also ranked 18th among all research-intensive U.S. medical schools and 24th among top medical schools in primary care, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
See the full list of rankings.