Marks of Excellence

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

One of the top 400 universities in the world”
“One of the top 66 public universities in the nation”
“One of the top five young universities in the nation”
- Times Higher Education
No. 1 Hispanic Serving Institution in the nation and one of the top five programs in Texas.”
- Businessweek's Best Undergraduate Business Schools
No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation.”
- Hewlett-Packard / Ponemon Institute
One of the 77 U.S. universities ranked 'Best of the Best' for Hispanics, African-Americans, veterans and females.”
- Hispanic Network Magazine
Among an elite group of U.S. universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
No.6 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees Hispanics
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
2016 Best for Vets College.”
- Military Times
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education,
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research,
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense ”
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security & National Security Agency
Member National Academy of Inventors

Academics 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 and 38th largest business school in the nation
  • Nationally ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Hispanic Business and The Princeton Review

College of Education and Human Development

  • The leading provider of educators in the San Antonio area

College of Engineering

  • Ranks nationally for producing the highest number of Hispanic engineers - U.S. News and World Report
  • Conducts research leading to innovative technologies in areas such as information security, biomedical systems, multifunctional materials, engineering infrastructure, manufacturing, computational modeling, energy and environmental technology

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

  • UTSA's most academically diverse college
  • Is a major provider of arts and humanities programming in south Texas with an audience of more than 70,000 guests annually

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

  • Spends more than $26 million each year on research
  • Provides top programs in nanotechnology, brain health, stem cells, medicinal drugs, infectious diseases and vaccine development, and cybersecurity

Honors College

  • Serves academically talented undergraduate students in all majors
  • Awards nearly $400,000 in scholarships each year