UTSA's growth is instrumental to San Antonio's evolution as the seventh-largest city in the United States. The UTSA Downtown Campus, which anchors the city’s technology corridor, is undergoing an expansion that shows promise for economic prosperity, urban revitalization and transdisciplinary discovery.
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San Pedro I, an epicenter for high-tech education and research
The new $91.8 million facility will house UTSA's National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science, advancing economic development in the urban core and local creating prosperity.
New School key to downtown development commitment
The School of Data Science marks the beginning of UTSA’s new investment into downtown and the city’s economy, which will help drive new opportunities for industry and grow the local workforce.
Fueling San Antonio’s Trajectory
San Antonio's ability to continue attracting businesses that support high-paying jobs depends on the presence of a qualified and educated workforce. As a driver of economic development, workforce talent, and social mobility, UTSA is meeting the demands of our thriving population and business community.
Read about our other efforts to propel San Antonio's momentum
Expanding Business Education & Career Engagement
Meeting San Antonio’s escalating workforce needs and connecting UTSA students with experiential learning and career-engagement opportunities.
College of Engineering & Integrated Design
Leveraging expertise and increasing collaboration across architecture, construction, planning, and engineering by uniting two colleges under one administrative home.
San Antonio Workforce
Promoting continuing education and professional development programs for adult learners.
UTSA’s Downtown Campus is located between San Antonio’s historic Westside neighborhood and the downtown core near multiple cultural, historic and commercial venues, as well as San Antonio’s Tech District.
UTSA Colleges, Centers, and Resources Located Downtown
Master Plan for UTSA’s Downtown Campus
The Campus Master Plan, approved by the UT System Board of Regents in November 2019, serves as a roadmap to guide UTSA’s physical growth in alignment with its academic mission and strategic priorities over the next decade.
These two major initiatives will anchor UTSA to San Antonio’s prospering high-tech corridor and serve as a catalyst for economic and community investment in the San Pedro Creek area.
UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center
State-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind data science school in Texas
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Careers (IEC) Building
Innovation ecosystem with tailored executive education (est. 2025)
These initiatives will have a profound effect on our growing technology sector in addition to UTSA’s drive to become a nationally recognized research university. It will accelerate downtown San Antonio’s ongoing resurgence and provide a transformative boost that enhances economic opportunity for generations to come.San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg on UTSA’s new School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center
Woven into San Antonio’s Cultural Fabric
Westside Community Partnerships
UTSA is working to amplify the economic and cultural strengths of the Westside by marshaling UTSA talent and resources to engage in strategic community partnerships.
Learn more about the Westside Community Partnerships initiative
The Hemisfair Campus is a short walk from the Alamo, the River Walk and the Tower of the Americas and hosts the Institute of Texan Cultures.
Institute of Texas Cultures
UTSA has embarked on a robust community engagement process to envision the next 50 years of the Institute of Texan Cultures and its museum, the only resources in Texas devoted entirely to the state’s rich, diverse history.
Read more about the ITC Centennial 2068: Community Stakeholder Visioning process
UTSA Southwest Campus
In 2022, UTSA proudly added the Southwest School of Art as its fifth campus as part of a merger of the two schools. This Southwest Campus is part of an expanded new school focused on advancing arts education.
Learn about the Southwest campus
School of Data Science
Paying Homage to our Home Town
San Antonio connections will be highly visible within UTSA’s new School of Data Science. The building’s landscaping will include an area for sculptures that speak to the work being done inside the building and its relationship to San Antonio’s Westside. Two exterior murals will add visual interest and cultural connections to the city’s rich history, with the opportunity for local artists to showcase their work.
Our vision to expand UTSA’s Downtown Campus over the next decade will be informed and influenced by this historical and cultural context. Our aim is to balance campus growth with the preservation of existing community assets – the heritage, artistic legacies, social movements and strong neighborhood identity that shape San Antonio’s Westside.Taylor Eighmy, UTSA President
January 9, 2023
UTSA hosts grand opening of San Pedro I, an epicenter for high-tech education and research
November 17, 2022
UTSA continues downtown development with San Pedro II
July 5, 2022
UTSA completes integration with Southwest School of Art
June 28, 2022
Southwest School of Art employees join UTSA
June 7, 2022
San Pedro I leverages UTSA's academic strengths to uplift San Antonio
May 31, 2022
UTSA launches national search for the director of new art school
May 27, 2022
UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts shares update on new arts school
April 13, 2022
UTSA School of Data Science to welcome 400 students when it opens in January 2023
February 2, 2022
UTSA and Southwest School of Art advance planning, community programming
November 18, 2021
UTSA and Southwest School of Art approve agreement to proceed with combining programs
August 23, 2021
UTSA and Southwest School of Art sign letter of intent to combine programs
July 12, 2021
UTSA marks progress of School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center Building with beam signing
May 19, 2021
UTSA names David Mongeau to lead new School of Data Science
May 17, 2021
UTSA names Texas-based agency to oversee ITC Centennial 2068 community process
March 24, 2021
Alvarezes gift $20 million to advance College of Business research, programs
January 29, 2021
UTSA reaffirms commitment to the Institute of Texan Cultures through new community visioning process
January 25, 2021
UTSA holds virtual groundbreaking for School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center
December 14, 2020
UTSA, Port San Antonio partner to bolster region’s cyber and data innovation
December 2, 2020
UTSA surpasses $100 million in total research expenditures
November 19, 2020
UTSA officially launches Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
November 6, 2020
University making strides toward Downtown Campus expansion
May 27, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy selects UTSA to lead Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
February 27, 2020
Regents approve acquisition of land for Downtown Campus expansion
December 18, 2019
Charles Butt Foundation awards $344K grant to Urban Education Institute
December 16, 2019
San Antonio’s top arts high school is moving to UTSA’s Downtown Campus
December 6, 2019
UTSA students to build smart home on Downtown Campus
September 10, 2019
UTSA launches Westside Community Partnerships Initiative to shape neighborhood programs and services, aligned to campus master plan
August 26, 2019
UTSA, VIA partnership provides free transportation with U-Pass
July 25, 2019
President Eighmy provides update on Downtown Campus Initiatives
July 10, 2019
UTSA names Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy M. Walsh as Executive Director of National Security Collaboration Center
May 24, 2019
Congressman Hurd visits the UTSA National Security Collaboration Center
May 17, 2019
Texas House lauds UTSA with cybersecurity resolution
April 24, 2019
New UTSA initiative to focus on Institute of Texan Cultures
March 26, 2019
President Eighmy Named Dealmaker of the Year
January 23, 2019
UTSA launches Urban Education Institute at Downtown Campus
October 23, 2018
Bexar County Commissioners Court approves land transfer to support UTSA Downtown Campus vision
October 18, 2018
City of San Antonio approves land transfer for UTSA Downtown Campus initiative
September 18, 2018
UTSA receives $15 million gift and parcels of land downtown for construction of proposed School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center
September 17, 2018
UTSA Student Union expands to Downtown Campus
September 6, 2018
UTSA receives a $70 million commitment from the University of Texas System Board of Regents for expansion of the Downtown Campus, for a National Security Collaboration Center and for a proposed School of Data Science
June 12, 2018
UTSA Downtown students will have new housing options