(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 combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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