Excellence in Research

UTSA is home to the nation’s top cybersecurity program, an interdisciplinary approach that spans three colleges: the College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Sciences. Research centers and outreach programs provide UTSA students and faculty with additional opportunities to explore the various facets of this high demand and ever-changing field.

Students at UTSA may choose to specialize in computer science, computer engineering or information systems. Additional programs are offered in data center design, network and data center management, digital forensics and data analytics.

UTSA has three research centers: the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the Institute for Cyber Security and the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security. Research conducted at UTSA aims to combat global security challenges encountered by individuals, industry, government and the military. The university’s research specialties include information security management and strategy, applied network and information systems security, government and industry cyber preparedness, and secure software and hardware design and engineering.

Students from across the United States can now earn a UTSA degree. In fall 2017, UTSA began offering a fully online B.B.A. in Cyber Security. Students in the online degree program have access to the same vast cybersecurity expertise that UTSA students currently experience on-campus. Students will also earn badges and micro-certificates along the way, providing additional to the job market.

Graduates of UTSA are heavily recruited and are employed quickly. They are hired in governmental positions with the NSA, FBI and CIA; with major companies like Booz Allen, Ford Motor Co, and Rackspace; and with the military at the 24th Air Force and Air Force Office of Special Investigations, which is headquartered in San Antonio. The average starting salary for an undergraduate is $60,000-80,000.

Degree Programs

Now Enrolling

UTSA Research Centers and Institutes

Areas of Specialty

  • Information security management and strategy
  • Applied network and information systems security
  • Government and industry cyber preparedness
  • Cyber crime and digital forensics
  • Secure software engineering
  • Data mining for security
  • Programming languages and compilers
  • Embedded systems
  • High performance computing


One of the top four young universities in the nation
— Times Higher Education
No. 1 Hispanic Serving Institution in the nation and one of the top undergraduate business schools in Texas
— Bloomberg Businessweek
No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation
— Ponemon Institute/Hewlett-Packard
Graduate programs ranked No. 2 in the nation
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
— National Security Agency / Department of Homeland Security


UTSA at a Glance

UTSA Established




Top Quartile Freshmen


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Countries Represented


Financial Aid Recipients



160 degree programs

Library Print, Photograph and E-resources

7.4 Million+

Total Budget

$547.7 Million





Local Economic Impact

$1.2 billion

Research and Development Expenditures

$68.1 Million



UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

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