What UTSA Students Contribute
Educational attainment has proven to be a strong indicator of economic prosperity. The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969 to meet the higher education needs of South Texas.
Beginning with 670 graduate students in 1973, UTSA now educates nearly 29,000 students and has more than 88,000 alumni worldwide.
UTSA has become the number one provider of degrees in South Texas, and grants the nation’s highest number of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in architecture and the life sciences.
Approximately 86 percent of UTSA graduates remain in Texas, adding an estimated $4.8 billion in earnings alone to the state economy. Approximately 70 percent remain in the San Antonio metropolitan area.
JASON KEONI ROSE, ’01
Rose, who has a bachelor of science degree in biology, is the founder of Alamo Biodiesel Inc., which produces alternative fuel made from used cooking oil.
"The benefits of using alternative fuel include reduced dependence on foreign oil, reduced greenhouse gas emission smells, reduced black exhaust smoke, quieter and smoother-running engines and a lower fuel bill."
KAY HINDES, ’86
Hindes, who received a bachelor of arts in anthropology with a specialty in archaeology, is staff archaeologist with the City of San Antonio.
"UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research really utilized students. We all had projects and things to work on. Some of my first fieldwork was for what was called Las Tiendas—Rivercenter Mall."