San Antonio, the second-largest city in Texas by both size and population, exudes Old West history — it's the home of the Alamo, as well as several other Spanish missions dating back to the 1700s.
San Antonio also is home to many prominent colleges, universities and trade schools. Graduates of San Antonio colleges can potentially find work in a variety of the city's booming industry clusters, such as healthcare, bioscience, aerospace, information technology and cybersecurity, and new energy, as well as traditional industries.
There are several dozen large and small trade and technical schools within a 15-mile radius of downtown San Antonio that offer certificate or associate degree programs. Among most widely attended are:
Many trade and technical schools in San Antonio have programs aligned with the needs of the city's large healthcare industry.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is the largest college in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The college, founded in 1969, is part of the University of Texas System, which provides education to more than 235,000 students each year through 14 campus locations. UTSA has four campuses in San Antonio: Main, Downtown, Hemisfair and Park West.
The second-largest college in the city is Texas A&M University San Antonio. Nearly one in six students at A&M University San Antonio have ties to the military.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 10 colleges in San Antonio that offer advanced degrees, including public institutions such as the University of Texas at San Antonio and a handful of smaller private colleges.
University of the Incarnate Word is the largest of the private colleges in San Antonio offering graduate degree programs. Business management and business administration are the most widely pursued master's degrees at the university.
To see more about higher education in the state, we provide an extensive list of Texas Colleges.