(May 19, 2014) -- For the sixth consecutive year, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) undergraduate program in Architecture ranks No. 1 in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanic students, according to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's annual Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics report. Four other UTSA undergraduate degree programs rank among the best in the country:
No. 1 -- Architecture: 63 (41 male and 22 female)
No. 3 -- Mathematics: 25 (11 male and 14 female)
No. 5 -- Criminal justice: 137 (71 male and 66 female)
No. 6 -- Psychology: 163 (41 male and 122 female)
No. 8 -- Communication: 103 (34 male and 69 female)
Overall, UTSA ranks No. 7 in the nation for the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students. UTSA earned this top ranking for awarding degrees to 2,330 Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students out of 5,406 students total in 2011-2012, which represented 43 percent of the university's graduating class.
UTSA also ranks No. 7 for the number of undergraduate Hispanic students enrolled and No. 10 for the number of Hispanic graduate students enrolled. Hispanic student enrollment is 47 percent of the total undergraduate population and 35 percent of the total graduate population at UTSA.
"UTSA provides its students with top-tier education and research opportunities," said Lisa Firmin, UTSA associate provost for faculty and student diversity and recruitment. "We are pleased to be shaping the lives of so many young Hispanic students and helping change the face of our country's leaders in all professional fields."
Each year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education surveys the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. It obtains the information for its rankings from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Other UT System schools that were also ranked among the top 100 are the University of Texas at El Paso (No. 4), the University of Texas-Pan American (No. 5), the University of Texas at Brownsville (No. 9) and the University of Texas at Austin (No. 13).
UTSA is one of more than 350 Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in the United States, accredited with a full-time Hispanic enrollment of 25 percent or greater.
In addition to recognition from the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, HispanicBusiness ranked the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering No. 8 and No. 5 in the nation for Hispanics, respectively. Additionally, Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked UTSA No. 7 for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.
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
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1/106), Main Campus
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