Thursday, October 26, 2023

UTSA ranks among top schools in nation for Hispanic students

UTSA ranks among top schools in nation for Hispanic students

OCTOBER 26, 2023 — UTSA has once again been named a top school in the U.S. for Hispanic students, according to the Top 100 Colleges and Universities list compiled by the Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

UTSA ranked 9th among all U.S. institutions for total bachelor’s degrees granted. The university awarded a total of 3,340 degrees to Hispanic students in the 2021-2022 academic year, representing 58% of all bachelor’s degrees conferred that year. Additionally, UTSA earned the No. 17 spot for total master’s degrees granted, with 626, or 48% of all master’s degrees conferred in 2021-2022 earned by Hispanic students.

Each year, Hispanic Outlook releases the Top 100 list to chart the progress of Hispanics in higher education and recognize institutions that excel in supporting Hispanic students. Findings are gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), which is compiled from surveys conducted annually by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS is used to analyze trends in postsecondary education in the U.S.

UTSA also placed in the top 10 among universities awarding the highest number of degrees to Hispanic students in the following programs:

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 4
  • Architecture and Related Services 5
  • Natural Resources and Conservation 6
  • History 9
  • Engineering 10

UTSA is one of more than 500 two- or four-year Hispanic Serving Institutions in the U.S., defined as having an undergraduate enrollment that is at least 25% Hispanic. UTSA was designated an HSI in 1994, making it one of earliest institutions to be recognized with this designation, which was established in 1992 by the U.S. Department of Education. As of Fall 2023, 59% of UTSA students identify as Hispanic or Latino.

⇒ Explore the NCES/IPEDS database.

The university has taken intentional and bold steps to move beyond Hispanic Serving to becoming a model Hispanic-thriving university where Latino students can excel and lead. Targeted enrollment campaigns have resulted in a 13% increase in newly admitted Hispanic students in the past five years.

In September, Excelencia in Education recertified UTSA with its prestigious Seal of Excelencia in recognition of the university’s commitment and ability to accelerate Latino student success through purposeful policies, practices and support systems.

Rebecca Luther

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