(July 1, 2011)--The University of Texas at San Antonio is ranked No. 4 in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics and No. 23 for undergraduate degrees awarded to all minority students. The rankings, reflecting the 2009-2010 academic year, were published in the June 9 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.
UTSA earned its No. 4 ranking for awarding 1,779 undergraduate degrees to Hispanic students, representing 46 percent of all UTSA bachelor's graduates for 2009-2010. A total of 2,270 undergraduate degrees were awarded to minority students, representing 58 percent of UTSA bachelor's graduates.
"This ranking shows our success as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and illustrates the hard work that has been done to ensure our students succeed," said Lisa Firmin, UTSA associate provost for faculty and student diversity and recruitment. "However, we must continue our efforts to increase our number of minority graduates to further realize our mission of access and excellence."
According to fall 2010 statistics, two-thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education including Hispanic (44 percent of student population), Black (8 percent) and Asian (5 percent).
The magazine report also included minority graduation statistics across major fields of study. UTSA's undergraduate degree award rankings for all minority students include the following:
No. 13 -- Biological/biomedical: 66 percent
No. 17 -- Business: 57 percent
No. 46 -- Engineering: 56 percent
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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