(May 20, 2011)--The University of Texas at San Antonio is No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to the May 2011 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The magazine surveyed the 2010 academic year of the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
UTSA earned a No. 4 ranking for awarding undergraduate degrees to 1,779 Hispanic students of 3,881, representing 46 percent of the graduating class. UTSA earned a No. 11 ranking for awarding master's degrees to 332 Hispanic students of 879, representing 38 percent of the class.
Each year, the magazine also includes Hispanic student participation across all major fields of study.
"We are proud to see a record 12 UTSA academic programs listed among the Top 10 Hispanic-serving institutions in the country including new entries in homeland security, computer science and health services sciences," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "As we continue to build a Tier One university for San Antonio and the region, these rankings point to our equally important success to be an institution that serves the people of our communities."
For the third consecutive year, the UTSA School of Architecture ranked first with 87 undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics. UTSA also received a top ranking in the recreation, leisure and fitness studies category, awarding 89 undergraduate degrees to Hispanics.
The UTSA undergraduate degree rankings include:
UTSA is one of more than 200 Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in the United States, accredited with a full-time Hispanic enrollment of 25 percent or greater. In 2010, HSIs received more than $117.4 million in federal funding.
Overall, the University of Texas System dominated the first tier of the Top 100 institutions with UT El Paso, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio and UT Austin placing among the Top 10.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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