(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
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
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
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