(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.
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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