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Center for World University Rankings rates UTSA among top universities globally

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(July 28, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio ranks No. 103 among top universities in the United States and No. 256 worldwide in a recent report of the top 1,000 universities by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

The CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

"This recognition is another affirmation that our top-tier faculty, researchers, students and alumni are making meaningful contributions to society and transforming the world," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo.

The CWUR uses eight objective indicators to rank the world's top 1,000 universities including quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, research citations, broad impact and patents.

Three indicators make up 75 percent of the scoring process:

  • Quality of education measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university's size;
  • Alumni employment measured by the number of a university's alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size; and
  • Quality of faculty measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals.

In addition to the CUWR ranking, for three consecutive years, UTSA has been listed among the Top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old by Times Higher Education. As an Hispanic Serving Institution, UTSA ranks No. 7 in the nation in undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

UTSA engineering and business graduate programs are ranked No. 5 and No. 8, respectively, for Hispanics, according to HispanicBusiness magazine.

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

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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