The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science San Antonio, also referred to as UTHSCSA, is situated in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was founded in the year 1959. UTHSCSA is under the University of Texas System and is the 14th largest medical school in the United States. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • College of Pharmacy
  • Dental School
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

Students of UTHSCSA participate in several sports including flag football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, softball, and soccer. The institution is also home to various clubs and organizations such as the Christian Allied Health Association, Dental Student Association, Student Run Clinic, Xi Psi Phi, and Graduate Student Association.

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Contacting UTHCSA

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio , TX 78229-3900
General Phone: (210) 567-2621

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UTHCSA Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine449EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, nursing science, mental health nursing, clinical nurse specialist, critical care nursing
Medicine331dentistry, dental clinical sciences, endodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, prosthodontics, medicine, medical scientist, medical physics ...
Medical Support and Technology160health service and sciences, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, respiratory care tech, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counseling37physical therapy
Science29biochemistry, molecular biology, radiation biology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, animal physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, nuclear physics ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15occupational therapy
Education and Teaching4education of hearing impaired
Engineering1biomedical engineering

Number of programs and degrees for UTHCSA in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree17324
Doctor's degree2910
Bachelor's degree3267
First-professional degree2842
First-professional certificate255
Award of less than 1 academic year1311
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years551
Postbaccalaureate certificate31

UTHCSA Student Body

In 2007-2008, UTHCSA had a total enrollment of 2,868 students (1,728 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 83%
Women 17%
Full-Time 67%
Part-Time 33%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 30%
Graduate 33%
First Professional 38%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 5%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 5%
22-24 32%
25-29 35%
30-34 13%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

UTHCSA Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %
Part-Time 100 %

UTHCSA Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(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.

UTHCSA Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UTHCSA Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,120
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,550
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
UTHCSA participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 365900)

UTHCSA Faculty

UTHCSA has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year61$135,74528$137,470
Associate professorcalendar year50$100,46434$93,724
Assistant professorcalendar year83$79,88257$74,849
Instructorcalendar year13$44,73721$53,994
Lecturercalendar year2*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*4$63,934
All faculty totalcalendar year210$98,910145$87,874

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year0*3$62,309
Assistant professoracademic year1*11$55,088
Instructoracademic year0*10$47,482
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year1*25$52,830

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

UTHCSA Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Health/Medical Physics
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nursing
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Animal Physiology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Nuclear Physics
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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UTHCSA Highlights

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What Sets UTHCSA Apart:

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% of degrees in medicine
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Top 9%UTHCSA % of degrees in medicine
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 11%UTHCSA Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UTHCSA % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%UTHCSA % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%UTHCSA Number of degree programs

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