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The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
Distance from ZIP:  82.7 miles from 78717
General information:  (210) 458-4011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  28,628 (24,285 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,171402
Research and public service7522
Total graduate assistants-611
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,271$9,482$9,635$9,8412.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,487$8,235$9,423$9,4230.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$19,973$20,341$20,598$20,8041.0%
Off Campus$20,989$21,184$22,476$22,4760.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,462$11,809$11,913$11,9130.0%
On Campus$27,485$28,765$29,172$29,8542.3%
Off Campus$28,501$29,608$31,050$31,5261.5%
Off Campus with Family$18,974$20,233$20,487$20,9632.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,672
In-state fees$1,925
Out-of-state tuition$18,022
Out-of-state fees$1,925
  • Tuition and fees are based on the minimum number of credit hours a student must be enrolled in to be considered full time under Department of Education guidelines. For undergraduates, this is twelve credit hours per semester and for graduate students this is nine.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,77778%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,14960%$17,919,877$8,339
Federal grants1,58645%$7,296,441$4,601
Pell grants1,58645%$7,201,276$4,541
Other federal grants953%$95,165$1,002
State/local government grant or scholarships1,49942%$7,642,174$5,098
Institutional grants or scholarships1,03629%$2,981,262$2,878
Student loan aid1,78650%$11,667,567$6,533
Federal student loans1,72448%$9,395,284$5,450
Other student loans2748%$2,272,283$8,293
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,72165%$111,906,677$7,118
Pell grants10,52643%$43,642,445$4,146
Federal student loans12,70552%$88,986,706$7,004
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,828$11,824$10,787
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,222$8,242$8,462
$30,001 – $48,000$8,713$8,522$8,825
$48,001 – $75,000$12,913$12,815$12,424
$75,001 – $110,000$16,702$16,938$17,472
$110,001 and more$17,850$18,030$18,589
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment28,628
Undergraduate enrollment24,285
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,167
Graduate enrollment4,343
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 26%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants14,9336,7838,150
Percent admitted76%75%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%47%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450560
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing430540
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Writing1112
  • For more details see the Admissions page at
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 64%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 31%
Transfer-out rate: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 28%
8-year: 32%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 29%
Female: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 14%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 29%
Non-resident alien: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-5-
Interior Architecture16--
Category total11943-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization9--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies6--
Women's Studies2--
Category total17--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General28124-
Biomedical Sciences, General--0
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--3
Category total281364
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science17--
Business Administration and Management, General21365-
Business/Commerce, General36--
Business/Managerial Economics420-
Construction Management-0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies42--
Finance, General132374
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General37--
International Business/Trade/Commerce7512-
Knowledge Management-18-
Management Information Systems, General6422
Management Science145-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15631
Operations Management and Supervision-16-
Organizational Behavior Studies--3
Real Estate23--
Tourism and Travel Services Management23--
Category total1,04720717
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General411-
Public Relations/Image Management101--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric131--
Category total23611-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General4528-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance33--
Computer Science--13
Information Science/Studies-12-
Category total784013
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager58--
Category total58--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-6-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education4210-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1613
Curriculum and Instruction-256
Education, General8025-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2211
Elementary Education and Teaching15626-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-35-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching40--
Mathematics Teacher Education-11-
Reading Teacher Education-18-
Special Education and Teaching, General3528-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1140-
Category total36440720
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0113
Civil Engineering, General8824-
Computer Engineering, General36-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering823310
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--2
Manufacturing Engineering-7-
Materials Engineering-0-
Mechanical Engineering118152
Category total2919617
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General114105
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing27--
Category total141105
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General13--
French Language and Literature4--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature145-
Category total365-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1--
Health and Wellness, General102--
Public Health, General14--
Category total1170-
History, General11023-
Category total11023-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies26115-
Category total26115-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies128--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies4--
Category total132--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-4-
Mathematics, General658-
Statistics, General4103
Category total69223
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences6--
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total69-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science202-
Category total202-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27950-
Category total27950-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total12--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General24116
Geology/Earth Science, General2513-
Physics, General786
Category total563212
Psychology, General35690
School Psychology-19-
Category total356280
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration2843-
Social Work-69-
Category total28112-
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies--7
Economics, General-5-
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General8212-
Social Sciences, Other14-4
Category total2775015
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation94-
Art/Art Studies, General597-
Fine/Studio Arts, General31--
Music Management2--
Music Performance, General4--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General4010-
Category total14621-
Grand total4,5371,219106
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • UTSA offers a wide range of support services specifically designed to support veterans including the Certification Office, Veteran Communications Web Portal, Military Liaison, Veteran Cultural Competence training for Faculty and Staff and a chapter of the Student Veteran Organization (SVA). In addition to these services, UTSA houses the Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus (VSoC) program.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1243
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 204
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 92
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 63
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,763
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,032
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,417
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,902
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 81%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined9184
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1974 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics2/22/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1980 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1980 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession113
Drug law violations138115100
Liquor law violations297306155
  • For 2013 liquor law arrests dropped from 306 in year 2012 to 155 for 2013 due to 60% occupancy reduction at the University Oaks Apartment complex which houses approximately 1,500 residents.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession113
Drug law violations1078074
Liquor law violations195206112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible236
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault610
Motor vehicle theft405
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault300
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 2013, Line (h) changed from (1) to (0) due to data classification error
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate8.6%11.0%11.0%
Number in default658750729
Number in repayment7,6076,7986,605
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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