UTSA census: Nearly 5,000 new freshmen enrolled this fall


The university has become a school of choice for top-ranked students across the country. Nearly all 50 U.S. states are represented in this year’s freshmen class. And this fall, 17 percent of the new freshmen class was in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. That’s a nearly seven percent increase since fall 2012. Fifty-six percent were in the top quartile of their graduating class.

“Top-ranked students are choosing to attend UTSA because they know that we will offer them a top-tier college experience and pathways to academic and professional success in their chosen fields,” said George E. Norton, associate vice president for student affairs, admissions, orientation and family programs.

Given the academic accomplishments of this new student population, it should come as no surprise that nearly 70 percent of them are enrolled in 15 or more semester credit hours this fall. UTSA’s 28,787 students will be taking a combined total of 342,057 semester credit hours this fall.

Bexar County supplies UTSA with many of its new students. More than 1,500 new Roadrunners are residents of Bexar County. The second highest number comes from Harris County.

The College of Business and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts saw the largest influx of student enrollment with each seeing 19 percent of all UTSA students enrolled in programs within their departments this fall. The College of Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development accounted for 17 percent of the enrollment.

UTSA is also a hub for diverse populations. A primarily Hispanic-serving institution, exactly 50 percent (14,407) of this fall’s overall UTSA student body identifies as Hispanic. Of that total, 54 percent of new freshmen identify as Hispanic. 

International enrollment also continues to grow. This fall, 1,476 UTSA students come from countries such as Mexico, India and China. This is a significant increase from the 2000 academic year when approximately 426 international students attended the university. The growth of international students can be attributed to a high interest in the university’s many graduate level programs. More than 30 percent of this year’s doctoral candidates are international students.

UTSA is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region.

UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources in addition to being a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas, the nation and the world.

 

Statistics for UTSA Enrollment

 

 

 

Fall 2015

 

Top Counties for New Freshmen

#

%

Bexar

1,564

31%

Harris

641

13%

Fort Bend

282

6%

Other Texas County

2,335

46%

Out-of-State/International

154

4%

Total

4,976

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Incoming Freshmen 

 

 

 

Fall 2015

 

High School Percentile

#

%

Top 10%

858

17%

Next 15%

1,926

39%

Second Quarter

1,317

26%

Third Quarter

337

7%

Fourth Quarter

31

1%

Missing

507

10%

Total

4,976

100%

 

All Incoming Freshmen 

 

 

 

Fall 2015

 

Race/Ethnicity

#

%

White Only

1,149

23%

Black or African American Only

490

10%

Hispanic of any race

2,688

54%

Asian Only

372

7%

American Indian or Alaska Native Only

7

0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Only

8

0%

Two or more races

158

4%

International

74

1%

Unknown

30

1%

Total

4,976

100%

 

Overall Fall 2015 Student Enrollment by Gender

 

 

 

Fall 2015

 

Gender

#

%

Female

14,398

50%

Male

14,389

50%

Total

28,787

100%

 

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