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Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine has listed UTSA as one of the nation’s top 10 Hispanic-serving schools for five different study area categories.

Using 2017 data from the Department of Education, the rankings account for both the total number of degrees issued to Hispanic students in relevant majors as well as the percentage of Hispanic students enrolled in each program’s graduating class.

UTSA ranked in the top 10 of the following categories:

  • 3rd in architecture
  • 3rd in bilingual, multilingual and multicultural education
  • 4th in parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies
  • 5th in communication and media studies
  • 6th in computer/IT administration and management

According to the data collected, 107 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to architecture students at UTSA in 2017 and 60 (56%) were awarded to Hispanic students. This No. 3 ranking is the latest of several accolades earned by the Department of Architecture in 2019. Last year Affordable Schools listed UTSA as the nation’s 10th most affordable architecture or environmental design program and the most affordable in Texas, and Design Intelligence slotted UTSA at 20th among the nation’s institutions whose architecture graduates were most hired.

“We are honored to have earned this No. 3 ranking,” said Patricia Sanchez, chair of the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies. “I know that other bilingual and multilingual education colleagues nationwide have regularly sought our insight and input as they develop or enhance their programs. Our department knows that supporting Latinx students and seeing them succeed at UTSA creates an enormous ripple effect when they return to their hometown or local communities to teach other Latinxs.”

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