May 13, 2014
Commencement is always a special occasion at UTSA, a time for our graduates and their families to celebrate a great personal accomplishment. And this year's graduates have even more reason to be proud. They helped the university make history.
With the spring class of 2014, UTSA surpassed 100,000 graduates! That's an outstanding achievement for our university and an important milestone in our advancement to Tier One recognition.
Thanks are due to the many people who helped us get here, beginning with our top-tier faculty, researchers and staff. Thanks also go to the people of San Antonio and the city's business, civic and community leaders who have supported the university and its mission. UTSA and the city have enjoyed a great partnership for the last 45 years, and that alliance has paid great dividends to both.
Earning a degree from UTSA is a transforming personal experience. Our students not only acquire knowledge, learn new skills and conduct ground-breaking research, they make life-long friends, begin new traditions and become members of a great extended family as alumni. They emerge prepared to change the world.
Each UTSA graduate has the capability to change the world. Just imagine the potential now that we are 100,000 strong!
Congratulations to all our graduates, past and present, to their families who sacrificed and contributed so much to help them succeed, and to everyone who has helped them and UTSA along the way.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
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