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IPEDS ID: 229027
OPE ID: 01011500
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The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
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:  28,787 (24,462 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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 lessView note
The University is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities by promoting equal access for all University programs and activities and envisions a university environment that is committed to accessibility and inclusion. For a full listing of accommodations and services please see the UTSA Student Disability Services website at
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,008379
Research and public service10637
Total graduate assistants-672
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,635$9,841$10,796$11,0902.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,423$9,423$9,558$9,5580.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$20,598$20,804$21,749$22,3722.9%
Off Campus$22,476$22,476$22,601$22,9241.4%
Off Campus with Family$11,913$11,913$11,903$12,2262.7%
On Campus$29,172$29,854$31,471$32,9694.8%
Off Campus$31,050$31,526$32,323$33,5213.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,487$20,963$21,625$22,8235.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$5,186
In-state fees$1,915
Out-of-state tuition$20,785
Out-of-state fees$1,915
  • The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs a typical student to attend UTSA for one academic year. The actual cost will vary based on living arrangements, meal plan selection and other factors.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a variety of payment options including an ‘opt-in’ guaranteed tuition plan, prepaid tuition through the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, and a three-payment Installment Plan which spreads the cost of tuition across the semester.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid14,10883%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,35368%$26,343,211$7,857
Federal grants2,33647%$11,394,302$4,878
Pell grants2,33647%$10,738,182$4,597
Other federal grants2756%$656,120$2,386
State/local government grant or scholarships1,98440%$8,997,008$4,535
Institutional grants or scholarships1,79936%$5,951,901$3,308
Student loan aid2,55452%$15,208,979$5,955
Federal student loans2,49550%$12,957,569$5,193
Other student loans3196%$2,251,410$7,058
  • 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 aid116,21867%$114,976,745$7,089
Pell grants10,67944%$45,152,595$4,228
Federal student loans12,28551%$82,491,346$6,715
  • 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$11,824$10,787$11,004
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,242$8,462$8,601
$30,001 – $48,000$8,522$8,825$9,466
$48,001 – $75,000$12,815$12,424$12,441
$75,001 – $110,000$16,938$17,472$16,298
$110,001 and more$18,030$18,589$18,141
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment28,787
Undergraduate enrollment24,462
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,342
Graduate enrollment4,325
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 53%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 25%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants15,7067,0038,703
Percent admitted78%77%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%42%39%
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 2015 (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 Reading460570
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing430540
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Writing1112
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: 68%
Part-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
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 2007]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 30%
8-year: 34%
[Began in Fall 2009]
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 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 27%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 27%
Asian: 25%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
White: 28%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
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-13-
Interior Architecture16--
Category total10439-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization2--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies4--
Women's Studies3--
Category total9--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27421-
Biomedical Sciences, General--0
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--7
Microbiology and Immunology6--
Category total296308
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science18--
Business Administration and Management, General18667-
Business/Commerce, General39--
Business/Managerial Economics400-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies26--
Finance, General173322
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General44--
International Business/Trade/Commerce480-
Knowledge Management-7-
Management Information Systems, General6724
Management Science229-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15181
Operations Management and Supervision-16-
Organizational Behavior Studies--5
Real Estate20--
Tourism and Travel Services Management58--
Category total1,10619412
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General2509-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0--
Category total2509-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8842-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance33--
Computer Science--11
Information Science/Studies-19-
Category total1216111
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager48--
Category total48--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education324-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-468
Curriculum and Instruction-255
Education, General7617-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6821
Elementary Education and Teaching11513-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-30-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching29--
Mathematics Teacher Education-1-
Music Teacher Education-0-
Reading Teacher Education-14-
Special Education and Teaching, General2119-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor718-
Category total28025534
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering25233
Civil Engineering, General7011-
Computer Engineering, General1435-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering957112
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--5
Manufacturing Engineering-10-
Materials Engineering-4-
Mechanical Engineering173192
Category total37717322
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General10693
Category total10693
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General9--
Spanish Language and Literature91-
Category total181-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4--
Health and Wellness, General65--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-63-
Public Health, General105--
Category total18171-
History, General8019-
Category total8019-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3098-
Category total3098-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies183--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies4--
Category total187--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-8-
Mathematics, General531-
Statistics, General8120
Category total61210
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences11--
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total115-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3010-
Category total3010-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science29446-
Category total29446-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total141-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3145
Geology/Earth Science, General2811-
Physics, General2399
Category total822414
Psychology, General355124
School Psychology-17-
Category total355294
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration3134-
Social Work-72-
Category total31106-
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies--6
Economics, General-5-
International Relations and Affairs6--
Political Science and Government, General743-
Social Sciences, Other7-10
Category total2223416
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation92-
Art/Art Studies, General457-
Fine/Studio Arts, General35--
Music Management3--
Music Performance, General5--
Music Theory and Composition2--
Music, General3313-
Category total13222-
Grand total4,7041,167124
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
  • In addition to the services and programs listed above, the VetSuccess on Campus program is a collaborative effort between UTSA and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the purpose of providing a supportive on-campus environment for student Veterans.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1215
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 217
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 69
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 50
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: $6,674
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,408
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,727
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,180
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
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined9191
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
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession312
Drug law violations10081108
Liquor law violations155154180
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession300
Drug law violations745465
Liquor law violations112120108
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape10
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft556
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape10
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate7.2%8.6%11.0%
Number in default551658750
Number in repayment7,6067,6076,798
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)