UTSA RANKS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN DEGREES AWARDED TO HISPANICS
May, 2011The University of Texas at San Antonio is No. 4 in the nation
in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No.
11 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics,
according to the May 2011 edition of ³The Hispanic Outlook in Higher
Education.² The magazine surveyed the 2010 academic year of the Top 100
predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United
States and Puerto Rico.
UTSA earned a No. 4 ranking for awarding undergraduate degrees to 1,779
Hispanic students out of a total 3,881, representing 46 percent of the
graduating class. UTSA earned a No. 11 ranking for awarding master's
degrees to 332 Hispanic students out of a total 879, representing 38 percent
of the class.
Each year, the magazine also includes Hispanic student participation across
all major fields of study.
"We are proud to see a record 12 UTSA academic programs listed among the Top
10 HSIs in the country including new entries in homeland security, computer
science and health services sciences," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. ³As
we continue to build a Tier One university for San Antonio and the region,
these rankings point to our equally important success to be an institution
that serves the people of our communities.²
For the third consecutive year, the UTSA School of Architecture ranked first
with 87 undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics. UTSA also received a
top ranking in the recreation, leisure and fitness studies category,
awarding 89 undergraduate degrees to Hispanics.
The UTSA undergraduate degree rankings include:
* No. 1--Architecture: 87 (55 Male and 32 Female)
* No. 1--Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies: 89 (56 Male and 33
* No. 2--Business and marketing: 439 (233 Male and 206 Female)
* No. 3--Multi/interdisciplinary studies: 220 (18 Male and 202 Female)
* No. 4--Biological sciences: 174 (63 Male and 84 Female)
* No. 5--English literature: 81 (30 Male and 51 Female)
* No. 5--Mathematics: 81 (30 Male and 51 Female)
* No. 6‹Psychology: 133 (28 Male and 105 Female)
* No. 9-Computer Science: 27 (23 Male and 4 Female)
* No. 9-Engineering: 90 (78 Male and 12 Female)
* No. 9-Homeland Security: 104 (46 Male and 68 Female)
* No. 10‹Health Services/Sciences: 21 (4 Male and 17 Female)
UTSA is one of more than 200 Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) in the
United States,accredited with a full-time Hispanic enrollment of 25 percent
or greater. In 2010, HSIs received more than $117.4. million in federal
Overall, the University of Texas System dominated the first tier of the Top
100 institutions with UT El Paso, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio, and UT
Austin placing among the Top 10.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher
education institutions in Texas and the third largest of nine academic
universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a
multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a
national research university providing access to educational excellence and
preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
UTSA serves more than 30,000 students in more than 130 degree programs in
the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development,
Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and the
Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative
resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and
beyond. Learn more at www.utsa.edu
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