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Hispanic Network Magazine names UTSA a Best of the Best university

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(Aug. 24, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Hispanic Network Magazine has placed The University of Texas at San Antonio on its annual list of Best of the Best universities in the United States.

UTSA is one of just 77 colleges and universities in the nation to be recognized on this year's Best of the Best list. It was published in the magazine's August issue, along with evaluations of top employers, supplier diversity programs, disability-friendly companies and LGBT-friendly companies.

The Best of the Best lists recognize businesses and higher education institutions for their outreach and accessibility to the Hispanic/Latino, African-American, veteran and female populations. The studies provide a valuable resource for the publication's readers, jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management and consumers.

UTSA is a leading Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The HSI designation requires a college or university to be an accredited, degree-granting, not-for-profit institution with a full-time, Hispanic undergraduate student enrollment of at least 25 percent. According to preliminary enrollment numbers for fall 2015, the undergraduate Hispanic student population at UTSA is 53 percent.

UTSA is a top-tier university well known for its commitment to diversity and student success, offering recruitment and scholarship programs, top performing academic and research programs, mentoring and counseling services, study abroad opportunities, service learning and community engagement opportunities, leadership conferences and student support services.

In May, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (HOHE) ranked UTSA's architecture program No. 1 in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanics for the seventh consecutive year. Five other UTSA undergraduate programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics: Mathematics and Statistics, No. 3; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Firefighting, No. 7; Communications and Journalism, No. 8; Engineering, No. 10; and Psychology, No. 10.

The HOHE report also ranked UTSA 6th in the nation for degrees to Hispanics during the 2012-2013 academic year.

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For more information about Hispanic Network Magazine, visit http://www.hnmagazine.com/.

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