Strategies for California? Texas university helps students cross finish line

May 23, 2022
EdSource Special Report

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s graduation rates were in the deep basement a decade ago. Only 1 in 10 students finished in four years and just 3 in 10 in six years.

But things have dramatically improved since then at the majority-Latino school, whose main campus is located 15 miles north of downtown’s tourist attractions. Not only are more students graduating faster but, in a reversal from national patterns, Black and Latino students are doing better than other groups at UTSA.

Experts say the university’s progress so far could provide insights for public colleges in California and around the country on similar campaigns.

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