(Sept. 19, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has once again been recognized as one of America’s top universities for Hispanic student enrollment, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
UTSA was ranked No. 20 in the nation for the total number of Hispanics enrolled at a four-year school. According to the report, UTSA had more than 14,000 Hispanic students out of a total student body of nearly 29,000 enrolled in 2015.
UTSA was also ranked the nation’s No. 8 institution for offering bachelor’s degrees and No. 9 for master’s degrees.
Each year, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education also ranks schools who grant the most degrees to Hispanics in specific areas of study. UTSA made the top 10 in five areas:
UTSA offers more than 165 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in the colleges of Architecture, Construction and Planning; Business; Education and Human Development; Engineering; Liberal and Fine Arts; Public Policy; and Sciences as well as the Honors College, University College and Graduate School. Its research specialties include health, security, energy, sustainability, and human and social development.
More than 51 percent of students classify themselves as Hispanic at UTSA. Sixty-percent of UTSA’s students come from groups underrepresented in higher education and nearly half will be the first in their families to earn a college degree.
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
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus