(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
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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