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UTSA a leader in graduating Hispanic students

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“To have … our programs ranked in the top 10 among the nation’s leading Hispanic-serving institutions shows UTSA continues on the right path to building the Next Great Texas University.”

UTSA ranks No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 12 nationally in the number of master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to the May 2009 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

During the 2007–2008 academic year, the magazine surveyed the top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

“UTSA’s vision to provide access to educational excellence is demonstrated once again in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine’s annual rankings,” said UTSA President Ricardo Romo.

UTSA earned the No. 4 national ranking with 1,666 Hispanics out of 3,553 graduates earning bachelor’s degrees, representing 47 percent of the graduating class.

UTSA earned a No. 12 national ranking for master’s degrees awarded with 308 Hispanics out of 886 graduates, or 35 percent of the class.

For nearly 13 years, the College of Sciences has led the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students in the biological sciences. That trend continued with 169 undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics in the 2007–2008 academic year.

Additionally, the College of Architecture ranked first, awarding 73 undergraduate degrees. The Department of Health and Kinesiology ranked second in the parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies program with 63 bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.

- Kris Rodriguez

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