(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.
De-stress during Finals Week with UTSA Libraries' Relaxation Stations, located at John Peace Library on the second floor, and at the Downtown Library. The Relaxation Stations will include puzzles, coloring and more from Dec. 6-Dec. 14.John Peace Library, second floor and Downtown Library, Main and Downtown Campuses
This UTSA student exhibit features the work of anthropology students who have examined the effects tourism has on local culture.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Students from grades 9 to 12 at Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering delved into their family histories and turned their family photos into artworks.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The first ceremony begins at 10 a.m. honors graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Public Policy.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
At 4 p.m., the second ceremony will be held to honor graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Science and the University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Day is an Open House and one of the best ways to see what it is like to be part of the UTSA Family! Schedule a visit the way you want, based on your interests and time. Learn more about the next steps on becoming a Roadrunner!Various locations, Main Campus
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