(Feb. 21, 2018) -- New numbers are in and more college students are choosing to earn a degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UTSA Office of Institutional Research has released its spring 2018 census report: 28,675 students are enrolled in spring classes this semester, more than 1,600 from one year ago. This is the second straight year UTSA has seen an increase in spring student enrollment.
Additionally, the number of master's and doctoral students has climbed for the second straight spring. UTSA students pursuing graduate degrees has reached 3,962 this semester, compared to 3,919 one year ago and 3,825 during spring 2016.
While fall is the start of a new academic year, spring also has provided an entry point for more than 1,700 first-time college students, transfers and new masters and doctoral students.
Nearly all of UTSA’s nine colleges saw a boost in student enrollment compared to last spring. The largest number of UTSA students are majoring in programs offered by the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts. More than 6,300 COLFA students study in one of 11 academic areas, such as Art and Art History, Communications, Music, Political Science and Geography, or Psychology. Almost 5,900 future business leaders make up the second largest enrollment in the UTSA College of Business.
UTSA continues to attract a diverse group of students. Just over half (53 percent) of the student population identifies as Hispanic. Nearly 1,000 students are international students who together represent 91 countries.
Bexar County remains the largest source of students for UTSA. In total, 13,940 enrolled students are residents of Bexar County. The second highest student population, nearly 2,000, comes from the Houston area. The number of Roadrunners from Travis County is also up this semester. More 900 have moved from the Austin area to attend UTSA, a growth in students coming from all three counties this spring.
UTSA is a multicultural discovery enterprise institution and model urban serving university. It specializes in health, energy, security, sustainability and human and social development. The university is ranked among the nation’s top four young universities, according to Times Higher Education.
UTSA English professor Kinitra Brooks will discuss her new book, “Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror.” The book highlights the unique position of black women in the horror genre as both characters and creators.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Strategic Enrollment Presidential initiative.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus