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Marks of Excellence


Our Commitment to Access and Excellence in Education

UTSA is providing access to academic excellence now and will continue to improve in the future through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty our nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed

We are working to educate more students, align programs and services to improve graduation rates and learning outcomes and chart a course to expand research and creative endeavors.

UTSA provides a wide variety of quality programs and services designed to support student success and enrich learning and living experiences. We are committed to helping students reach their educational, personal, and professional aspirations.


Recent Accolades

No. 1 in the nation for cybersecurity programs.”
- -The Ponemon Institute for Hewlett-Packard
One of the 49 U.S. universities ranked 'Best of the Best' for Hispanics, African-Americans, veterans and females.”
- Hispanic Network Magazine
No.7 in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics and No.24 in bachelor's degrees awarded to all minorities.”
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
No.7 in the nation in undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students.”
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Core curriculum 'A' rating four years in a row.”
- American Council of Trustees and Alumni
2015 Best for Vets College.”
- Military Times
UTSA is one of only 66 universities in the nation designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency

Academic Highlights

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

  • Ranks first in the nation in awarding degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine

College of Business

  • Largest business school in The University of Texas System
  • Nationally ranked by Princeton Review, BusinessWeek and HispanicBusiness

College of Education and Human Development

  • The leading provider of educators in the San Antonio area

College of Engineering

  • Hosting the North American Energy Summit, which brought energy leaders and policy makers from around the world to San Antonio. This consortium laid the foundation for UTSA's new Institute for Conventional Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Ranks nationally for producing the highest number of Hispanic engineers - U.S. News and World Report
  • No. 46 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the United States

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

  • The highest enrollment at UTSA, ranks second in the UT System for external research funding in arts, humanities and social sciences

College of Public Policy

  • The Center for Policy Studies is in the top five certifying institutions in the U.S. for American Humanics, a program that brings together universities, nonprofit organizations and community partners to prepare professionals to lead nonprofit organizations

College of Sciences

  • Grants the nation’s highest number of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in the biological sciences, and the sixth-highest in mathematics
  • Collaborates with other leading research institutions such as Southwest Research Institute. Since 2005, UTSA and Southwest Research Institute have maintained a joint doctoral program focusing on space physics

Honors College

  • More than 50 percent of Honors College graduates have been accepted into postgraduate universities and medical and professional schools

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