As one of only 20 Hispanic Serving Institutions in the nation that also claim a prestigious Tier One designation for research, UTSA is gaining attention as a model for the future of higher education in our nation.
Our Carnegie R1 research status, received in 2022, recognizes UTSA as one of the top 4% research institutions in the nation
Our Seal of Excelencia designation, awarded in 2020, recognizes UTSA's leadership in advancing Latino student success
Our Elective Community Engagement Classification, received in 2015, highlights UTSA's commitment to serving the San Antonio region
UTSA is proud of its role in supporting thousands of talented and driven Roadrunners who are pursuing their educational journeys.
First generation to college
Undergrads receiving financial aid
With an undergraduate enrollment that's 57% Hispanic, UTSA reflects the demographic future of our country and serves as a model for closing the gaps in higher education. Many of our recognitions are tied to our commitment to Latino Student Success. For example, we are the nation's #9 producer of Hispanic bachelor's degree recipients (2020) and are ranked #15 for the highest number of graduate degrees awarded to Hispanics (2021) in the United States.
UTSA research spans numerous disciplines and benefits our local, state, national and global communities, all while providing transformational experiences for students.
2021 research expenditures
Research centers and institutes
Goldwater Scholars for STEM research, the most in Texas
Faculty researchers who are National Academy members
UTSA's researchers are tackling the challenges that impact our daily lives, from Alzheimer's to car accidents. That's why our classification as a R1 university by the Carnegie Foundation is a big deal. R1 universities attract new businesses, research dollars, world-class faculty members and the talented students who want to learn from them, resulting in more discoveries to help our community.
As San Antonio's largest university, UTSA is committed to expanding local talent and economic opportunity while continuing to serve as a driver of economic opportunity and social mobility for Texas.
Total economic impact statewide
UTSA students are from Texas
Runner alumni living in Texas
UTSA graduates working in Texas
UTSA is helping to put Texas on the map as a cyber powerhouse. We are one of the few universities nationally—and the only Hispanic Serving Institution—to hold all three National Center of Academic Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. An undisputed leader in cybersecurity education, our #12 nationally-ranked Online Cybersecurity Degree program is recognized for the exceptional academic support it offers.
UTSA is at the forefront of a bold era. We are developing our student-athletes into champions and growing Roadrunner Athletics with the enthusiastic support of our alumni and local community.
NCAA postseason appearances