MARCH 1, 2022 — UTSA’s spring enrollment grew for the sixth consecutive year, thanks to the record jump in students taking advantage of the university’s online programs.
A total of 637 students were enrolled in UTSA Online for the spring 2022 semester—a 75% increase from the 364 students enrolled for spring 2021.
According to a report from the UTSA Institutional Research and Analysis team, the university has 31,765 residential and online students enrolled for the spring 2022 semester—up from the 31,698 students enrolled last spring. While registration numbers for residential programs remained relatively flat, UTSA Online’s record-setting enrollment carried the university’s overall growth this semester.
“UTSA has invested in creating high-quality learning environments both in the classroom and online,” said Melissa Vito, vice provost of academic innovation. “We work collaboratively with faculty, student leaders and business partners to design dynamic, in-demand fully online degree and certificate programs that elevate our students and fill a critical need for regional and national employers.”
UTSA Online offers bachelor’s degrees in multidisciplinary studies, communication and in its nationally-ranked cybersecurity program, as well as a master’s degree in facility management. There are also certificate programs available in both data science and facility management.
The certificate programs are ideal for students and working professionals looking to sharpen their skills, as they have a narrower scope and a quicker completion timeline than degree programs, while being taught by the same faculty who lead UTSA’s residential programs.
The enrollment growth in UTSA’s fully online programs coincides with its ranking on U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 list of the Best Online Programs. On the latest list, UTSA earned the No. 138 (tie) spot out of 361 schools for best online bachelor’s degree programs—moving up from its 2021 spot at No. 246. As a result, UTSA went from being in the top 75% in 2021 to the top 38% this year.
U.S. News and World Report evaluated 1,733 programs in the United States, determining rankings using such indicators as engagement, services and technologies, and faculty credentials and training.
“Seeing our ranking improve to the top 38% of online programs in the country shows our high-quality programs are attracting non-traditional students who want an exclusively-online option for their education goals,” said Suzana Diaz Rosencrans, assistant vice provost for UTSA Online. “We’re helping Roadrunners gain new skills that advance their personal and professional pursuits, while also helping fill the pipeline of qualified candidates for today’s most in-demand careers.”
Demographic data for UTSA Online students highlights the increasing need for a flexible learning environment for non-traditional students:
A full breakdown of spring 2022 enrollment data will be available on UTSA’s enrollment dashboard later this semester.
As an academic support division of Academic Affairs, the UTSA Academic Innovation team works with colleges and departments on campus to design and support completely online modalities for their undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.
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