The University Of Texas At San Antonio

The University Of Texas At San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, is San Antonio's largest public university and is currently the second largest university in the University of Texas System. It was founded on June 5, 1969, by Governor Preston Smith. The main campus is spread across an area of 600 acres. UTSA offers more than 60 bachelor degrees, over 40 master degrees, and more than 15 doctorate degrees. UTSA is organized into eight colleges which include:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Education and Human Development
  • Engineering
  • Honors College
  • Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Public Policy
  • Sciences

UTSA takes part in more than 15 intercollegiate sports. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners and their official mascot is Rowdy. The UTSA team plays at the Convocation Center and is a member of the Southland Conference.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio , TX 78249-1644
General Phone: (210) 458-4011

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UT San Antonio Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,147business, business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, ...
Liberal Arts1,066American studies, Hispanic-American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, ...
Science455biology, call and molecular biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching333education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, math teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling268psychology
Engineering249biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering
Security and Law Enforcement182criminal justice and safety
Architecture and Planning154architecture, interior architecture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy124health and physical education
Media119communication studies, mass communication, public relations
Computer Science and Engineering86computer and info science, information science, computer science, computer security, computer engineering
Mathematics75mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Family and Social Work44public administration, social work
Music42music, music performance, music theory and composition, music management
Art Studies40art studies
Fine Arts31fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology28health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental science
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Hospitality5tourism and travel

Number of programs and degrees for UT San Antonio in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,55363
Master's degree88656
Doctor's degree5717

UT San Antonio Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT San Antonio had a total enrollment of 28,533 students (22,957 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 7%
Hispanic 43%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 20%
22-24 21%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

UT San Antonio Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 46 %

UT San Antonio Room and Board (2007)

UT San Antonio offers campus housing for 3,054 of its 22,957 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Antonio, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UT San Antonio Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing430530
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UT San Antonio Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,056
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,800
Room and board $ 7,770
Room charge $ 5,620
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,760
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,630

Financial Aid:
UT San Antonio participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1011500)

UT San Antonio Faculty

UT San Antonio has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10789
Non-tenured and not on tenure track144156

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year116$114,47737$103,310
Associate professoracademic year124$83,41656$75,338
Assistant professoracademic year92$72,21781$63,945
Instructoracademic year2*3$48,269
Lectureracademic year38$51,93937$51,351
All faculty totalacademic year372$86,945214$71,335

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT San Antonio Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southland Conference
Baseball Southland Conference
Track Southland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184361

UT San Antonio Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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