UTSA is Creating Bold Futures

What does BOLD look like at UTSA?

UTSA represents the future of higher education, preparing graduates for the in-demand careers of today and tomorrow. With a focus on career-engaged learning, students build connections and skills that prepare them to lead their communities and our state forward.


First Gen Focus

43% of UTSA students - like Anna Almaraz- are the first in their families to attend college. From starting her own business at 15 years old to currently pursuing her M.B.A. in entrepreneurship and leadership, Anna is empowered by her UTSA education.

Read Anna’s story

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UTSA faculty are doing research that will change our South Texas communities—and our world—for the better. UTSA saw a record high $152 million in R&D expenditures in 2022-2023 with studies that advance the fields of biomedicine, cybersecurity, sustainability, social transformation, and more.

Leading the Way in Texas

UTSA Tier One Institution
Reaching New Heights as a Carnegie R1 University

UTSA's Tier One classification for research puts us in the top 4% of universities nationwide. This prestigious classification attracts research dollars, world-class faculty and the talented students who want to learn from them.

What Tier One means for our students and San Antonio

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Fueling Economic Development

At San Antonio’s only Tier One institution and one of the few Hispanic Serving Institutions in the U.S. that also claims the Carnegie R1 classification UTSA is a national model for public research universities that drive economic development and prosperity for their communities.

More about UTSA’s groundbreaking research

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Research to Advance Educational Attainment and Economic Mobility

The Urban Education Institute produces actionable studies on topics such as high school employment trends, college readiness patterns, and how school mobility impacts San Antonio's future talent pipeline.

Learn more about the Urban Education Institute's recent work


UTSA’s major investment in classroom-to-career initiatives means our graduates are career-ready. As a result, Texas’s leading employers actively seek out Roadrunners for internships and jobs. That's one reason why 91% of UTSA students stay in Texas after graduation.

Here’s a snapshot of where many of our graduates currently work and lead:

City of San Antonio
US Air Force
San Antonio ISD
Southwest Research Institute
Wells Fargo
CPS Energy

San Pedro II

Supporting Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Downtown Campus is undergoing an expansion that will help economic prosperity, urban revitalization and transdisciplinary discovery. UTSA’s San Pedro II is one of multiple recent investments in our students’ and community’s future. Through a targeted focus on career-engaged learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, UTSA continues to be a driver of economic prosperity for our region and state.  

Bold Advantage

Preparing Career-Ready Roadrunners

UTSA's BOLD ADVANTAGE is our unique equation for success. It’s the formula that gives our students an edge, preparing them with knowledge, "learning-by-doing" experiences and marketable skills to pursue life-changing careers and positively impact our community.

UTSA degrees yield a powerful return on investment

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in average annual salary compared to high school graduates

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education-related loan debt over a decade (compared to only $1,000 across the state)

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of current students graduate with no loan debt (compared to only 29% a decade ago)

Bold Is... paving the way for better, bolder futures

Career Exploration & Preparation

Experiential learning is a core part of a UTSA education. The Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement allows students to get hands-on experience while San Pedro II , opening in 2025, will connect students with opportunities in our local community. Combined with other initiatives and investments, these spaces are part of UTSA’s experiential learning hub downtown.

Explore the Najim Center

Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement

Modeling a University of the Future

UTSA is setting the standard for educating students that reflect the demographic future of the United States, proving social mobility and opportunity for underserved Texans.

Learn more about our standard

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Leading in Data Science and AI

Data is the future and UTSA is well positioned to prepare students for today’s data informed careers. A new college dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, computing, data science and related disciplines will continue our investment in providing a cutting-edge education.

Learn more about the new college

A New College Dedicated to Artificial Intelligence

Partnering with Industry Leaders

Working with corporate partners opens new doors for students and our community. From well-known companies such as Dell, USAA, and H-E-B to federal partners connected to our National Security Collaboration Center, UTSA’s network grows larger every year.

Learn more about our workforce

Coming soon to Downtown, San Pedro II
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Education is an essential service in its own right, and UTSA's resolve to be a driver of economic prosperity and social mobility is stronger than ever. We are creating bold futures for our students and for Texas.

Taylor Eighmy, President of UTSA

Take the Next BOLD Step

Get information on continuing your education at UTSA.

2023 Year in Review

From setting new records for student success to transformative major gifts to an amazing football season, 2021 was an unprecedented year for UTSA.  

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