UTSA & San Antonio Moving Forward Together

The University of Texas at San Antonio is resilient, diverse and expanding, much like the surrounding City of San Antonio. As a driver of economic development, workforce talent and social mobility, UTSA is committed to developing deep partnerships with our San Antonio’s cultural, business, research and educational communities.

52

Years UTSA has been committed to San Antonio since its founding in 1969

7K

Number of degrees issued in 2019-20, helping to fuel the local workforce

86K

UTSA alumni residing in San Antonio (June 2021)

47%

Increase in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic graduates (2015-16 to 2019-20)

$134M

Spent annually on research and development, expanding the region's knowledge economy

$1.9B

UTSA's economic impact on the San Antonio metro area (2018 analysis)

Latest News & Updates

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July 12, 2021

Program Builds New Future for San Antonio

The new College of Engineering and Integrated Design will prepare students for the modern, integrated workplace and ensure a supply of talented individuals who will further drive San Antonio’s economy.

Learn more about the college

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June 14, 2021

Dual Language Community Lab Partnership

Working in partnership with SAISD, UTSA is building on its efforts to advance knowledge and practice of dual language education by leading three schools dedicated to educating local bilingual students.

Explore this effort

David Robinson Jr
May 3, 2021

Master's Graduate Advances Community Growth

David Robinson Jr. never thought he’d return to his hometown of San Antonio to play a part in the city’s growth and revitalization, but today finds himself working to shape its urban environment.

Meet David Robinson Jr.

Bold Is... Addressing Critical
Workforce Needs

From creating new spaces that foster student innovation to expanding education outside the classroom through experiential learning opportunities, UTSA is investing in workforce development to grow San Antonio’s talent pipeline.

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Bold Is... Attracting World-Class Talent

New faces bring new ideas, and UTSA is actively attracting top researchers and thought leaders to San Antonio to build our region’s knowledge ecosystem. From a former Brigadier General to leaders in infectious disease research, UTSA is attracting great minds to a great city.

Dr. Jenny Hsieh Professor and Director of the Brain Health Consortium

Recruited to San Antonio to start a world-class research lab, Dr. Hsieh and her team are making scientific discoveries to help those suffering from brain diseases.

Explore Dr. Hsieh’s work

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Bold Is... Deepening Community Partnerships

As an urban-serving university, UTSA is building strong relationships with our San Antonio partners to help create new economic opportunities. Examples range from the Westside Community Center, which serves as a hub for community-based research and career training for UTSA’s downtown neighbors, to the Institute for Economic Development which provides billions of dollars in direct economic impact in support of local businesses.

Whataburger and UTSA

Partnership Spotlight

Stocked with food items, toiletries and school supplies, the UTSA Whataburger Resource Room provides free essentials to UTSA students in need. Meaningful community partnerships like this help our ‘Runners focus on their academic success and advance toward graduation.

Learn more about the Resource Room

Whataburger Resource Room

Bold Is... Putting San Antonio on the Map

Fueling San Antonio’s national reputation as the largest information security hub outside of D.C., UTSA’s bold vision for the future of education is one of the reasons Roadrunners are key influencers in the field of cybersecurity. Building a new School of Data Science is one of many bold steps that USTA is taking to solidify San Antonio’s role as a Cyber Powerhouse.

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Bold Is... preparing students
to lead our community

As a national model for Latino Student Success, UTSA is setting the standard for educating students that reflect the demographic future of the United States. San Antonio’s diverse Hispanic community is one of its greatest strengths, and UTSA is committed to preparing the leaders who will lead our community, state, and country in the years to come.

Cecilia Flores

Cecilia Flores ’21 is building on her award-winning research to serve her community through her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for underserved populations

Read Cecilia’s story

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Destination Downtown

Key to our commitment to San Antonio’s student and business communities is expanding our downtown presence. From new buildings to new relationships, UTSA is boldly investing in San Antonio’s core.

Learn more about UTSA's presence downtown

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President Eighmy

As San Antonio continues its evolution into one of the most dynamic employment communities in the nation, UTSA is hard at work, producing the skilled and driven graduate talent that industry needs.

Taylor Eighmy, UTSA President