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UTSA Overview

Founded in 1969, UTSA is one of the leading Hispanic Serving Institutions in the State of Texas. Our top-tier University serves a diverse population of nearly 29,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate level across seven colleges. Each college offers a variety of high-caliber programs from which local and global leaders have earned degrees.

UTSA is an internationally recognized institution exemplified by diversity and academic excellence. Times Higher Education recently recognized UTSA as one of the top universities in the world under 50 years old. Additionally, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranked UTSA as number 7 in the nation in undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

The university's three campuses provide access and opportunity in the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from its three campuses: Main CampusDowntown Campus and HemisFair Park Campus.


UTSA Highlights

  • 2016 Best for Vets College (Military Times)
  • UTSA is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (National Security Agency & Department of Homeland Security)
  • One of the 49 universities ranked “Best of the Best” for Hispanics, African-Americans, veterans and females. (Hispanic Network Magazine)
  • 50 percent Hispanic, 8.5 percent African American, 26.8 percent Anglo, 14.7 percent Other
  • More than 100,000 alumni

Research and Facilities

UTSA is an emerging Tier One Research Institution. The groundbreaking research conducted by our faculty and graduate students plays a large role in this endeavor. Research is being conducted across a large array of disciplines. The University currently has 23 Research Centers & Institutes.