(June 21, 2010)--The University of Texas at San Antonio ranks No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics according to the June 2010 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The magazine ranked the "Top 100 Bachelor's Degrees Conferred" at the nation's colleges and universities over the 2008-2009 academic year.
UTSA earned the No. 4 national ranking for awarding 1,717 undergraduate degrees to Hispanics or 45 percent of the total degrees awarded. Each year, the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine report also includes Hispanic graduation statistics across all major fields of study.
The UTSA undergraduate degree award rankings for Hispanics include:
UTSA is one of more than 200 Hispanic serving institutions (HSI) in the United States, accredited with a full-time Hispanic enrollment of 25 percent or greater. At UTSA, Hispanic enrollment stands at 12,432 or 43 percent of students.
Only eight percent of all postsecondary institutions are HSIs, but half of all Hispanic college students are enrolled in these institutions. HSIs are responsible for awarding nearly 40 percent of all bachelor's degrees conferred to Hispanics.
In 2009, federal funding to HSIs in the United States surpassed $93.2 million.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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