UTSA & San Antonio:
One Community

The University of Texas at San Antonio is 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.


Degrees issued over UTSA's history, helping to fuel the local workforce (2023)


Number of UTSA alumni residing in the City of San Antonio (2023)


Spent on research and development, expanding knowledge economy (2022)

News & Updates

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Groundbreaking advances local tech workforce

San Pedro II —which will support innovation, entrepreneurship and career engaged learning—represents another milestone in UTSA's expansion of its downtown footprint.

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Professor visualizes neighborhood change trends

Esteban López Ochoa is using data to illustrate the push and pull San Antonio is experiencing as a result of changing socioeconomics, lending a voice to local residents.

Learn about the data

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Collaboration measures felt heat on city’s West Side

Working with the Southwest Research Institute, UTSA is examining how paved surfaces in this part of the community creates an environment that feels hotter than the rest of the city.

Learn about the research

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 professors working with NASA to study the cosmos to those focusing on 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 opportunities. Here is a quick look at the UTSA offices and programs providing services, business resources and educational opportunities to the local community.

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UTSA Students + Community

Leadership and Volunteer Services gives students a wide number of programs through which they can give back, including Sponsored Student Organizations, Volunteer Services, and Programs and Events.

Civic and Community-Engaged Leadership helps engage students and faculty by enriching education and promoting civic literacy through service-learning:

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Youth Outreach Programs

UTSA provides college-readiness opportunities to students from all communities and backgrounds, including PreFreshman Engineering Program, Strategic Educational Partnerships, and Test Prep Workshops.

UTSA also fosters learning through research, discovery and innovation through programs focused on local elementary, junior high and high school students:

Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement

From advising & consulting to doing business directly with UTSA, there’s countless ways for local companies to connect with the university. The Institute for Economic Development can provide Business Advising, Training and Research to help you advance your business goals. Companies can partner with us through our purchasing, Historically Underutilized Businesses and Business Auxiliary Services.

Bold Is... Putting San Antonio on the Map

Building a School of Data Science is one of many steps that UTSA has taken to solidify San Antonio’s role as a Cyber Powerhouse and support our city’s reputation as the largest information security hub outside of D.C., while the construction of San Pedro II highlights out dedication to workforce development and entrepreneurship.

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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.

Discover 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