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UTSA Strategic Plan UTSA Past and Present

Founded by the Texas Legislature in 1969 to be a “university of the first class,” The University of Texas at San Antonio has exceeded all expectations, becoming one of the largest, most diverse public universities in Texas and the second-largest university in The University of Texas System.

This success is enriched by UTSA embracing its role as a Hispanic and Minority-Serving Institution. UTSA offers academic programs and services at three campuses: the 1604 Campus, the Downtown Campus, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. It is home to San Antonio’s only NCAA Division I sports program. UTSA’s many programs provide access and opportunity for large numbers of historically underserved students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend a university.

UTSA is located in South Texas, one of the most rapidly growing regions in the nation, and in a city that has a national and international reputation for excellence in health care, national security, technology, the arts, and education. In addition, there has been dramatic growth in the number of new industries moving into the area. Within this context, UTSA plays a critical role by providing the rich knowledge base, innovation, and workforce required to grow and sustain the quality of life for an increasingly diverse and rapidly changing society, locally as well as nationally and globally. UTSA has achieved remarkable success over its relatively brief history and has developed a greater capacity to meet its responsibility for contributing to the communities it serves.

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