OCTOBER 19, 2022 — Enrollment at The University of Texas at San Antonio is holding strong with more than 34,300 students taking classes at the university this fall, according to preliminary data from the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Overall, enrollment is up 5% from pre-pandemic figures, when 32,594 students were enrolled in fall 2019. First-time freshman enrollment also increased 1.8% to a record 5,600, as more college-bound students choose UTSA to pursue their bold futures.
“UTSA has been successful in maintaining our enrollment gains during the pandemic thanks to strategic planning and a deliberate focus on increasing financial aid,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, UTSA provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.
Of particular note is a 41% surge in online enrollment from fall 2021. The university now has nearly 790 students enrolled in seven fully online degree and certificate programs. Eighty-five percent of online students are undergraduates.
More than 1,170 students are entering UTSA as part of the university’s Bold Promise Program, the largest cohort to date. Raising the Bold Promise family income eligibility threshold to $70,000, made possible by UT System’s Promise Plus endowment, enabled more students to enroll through the Bold Promise Program. Additionally, UTSA is injecting an additional $2 million per year into financial aid from an endowment created from a $40 million gift to the university by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
Nearly 77% of new Bold Promise students are Hispanic, and 39.8% are from Bexar County, reflecting the university’s commitment as an urban serving institution that provides high-quality, affordable education to students from the greater San Antonio community.
More Bold Promise students are taking advantage of all UTSA has to offer by living on campus, as well. More than 46% of new Bold Promise students are living in on-campus housing, up from 22% in fall 2020. The increase is due in part to the university’s new Bold Scholar program, a comprehensive on-campus living-learning experience that is providing housing scholarships to 220 students.
The university’s transfer student enrollment is 2,900 this fall, down from fall 2021 and consistent with declines in transfer student enrollment across the country following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to these enrollment figures, UTSA posted notable progress in several key student success metrics.
In the last five years, degrees awarded has grown by 16% overall. Five-year growth in undergraduate degrees is 18%, from 4,938 in 2017-2018 to 5,834 in 2021-2022. Graduate degree production grew by 9% in the same time period, from 1,369 to 1,486.
Come experience a Hispanic Market with us!Rowdy Statue
We will be reading For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez. We will meet on Zoom to discuss the book. The book is free for students who request it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the book and/or to join the Book Club and receive messages and information about this and future readings and discussions.Virtual Event
Come and practice your Spanish in a friendly and engaging environment! You will also learn about Hispanic cultures with us as we play games, watch videos, sing, and participate in many other language and cultural activities! All levels are welcome! ¡Nos vemos!Willow Room (SU 2.02.12,) Main Campus
In partnership with UTSA Libraries and the Consulado General de México en San Antonio, Carriqui will host Ven a Tomar, where guests will sample mezcal, cocktails and unique bites to celebrate UTSA's Mexican Cookbook Collection.Carriqui, 239 E Grayson St San Antonio, TX 78215
The UTSA Orchestra will be performing Rapsodia Mexicana, a captivating concert celebrating Mexican music and the confluence of cultures in South Texas. Joined by organist Colin Campbell (Texas A&M International University) and UTSA's Mariachi Los Paisanos, watch as the orchestra brings to life the essence of Hispanic culture through their powerful performances.UTSA Recital Hall, Main Campus
A fun night for UTSA students to relax and play loteria. Student Success Centers will also have recourses for students to learn more about programs and services.Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28,) Main Campus
Come play a game of Loteria sponsored by the UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.Willow Room (SU 2.02.12,) Main Campus
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 and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.