San Antonio's
Tier One University Serving as a force for social mobility in our city

With a new Carnegie R1 designation and national recognition as a leader in Latino student success, UTSA's upward trajectory is a force for social mobility and economic development in our city.

Tier One Designation

In February 2022, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UTSA as an R1 institution, placing us among the top 4% of research universities in the nation.

What does it mean to be Top Tier?

Our Commitment to Texas Students

UTSA Bold Promise aims to make college more accessible and affordable to graduating high school Texans from middle- and low-income families. Bold Promise covers 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters.

Bold Promise Student Fast Facts Fall 2020 & 2021


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Athletic Success
Draws National Attention

Great cities need great universities…and athletics is the front porch of a university. Our rising athletics program is the university’s rallying cry for our community with several major milestones achieved in 2021.

2021 Conference-USA Football Champions

UTSA’s first conference title, capping a historic 12-1 season

Read about the extraordinary season

Joining the American Athletic Conference

Membership in the preeminent league further elevates UTSA as a national brand

More on UTSA's move to The American

Grand Opening of the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

The $40.4M state-of-the-art facility is helping to attract outstanding student-athletes and coaches

Explore the facility

Creating Bold Futures for our Roadrunners

At UTSA, the success of students is our top priority, setting them up to continuing achieving long after their commencement day. Here are just a few stories of UTSA alumni making a difference in the world.

Bradley on the TV show Sesame Street handling muppets

Bradley Freeman Jr.

Communications alum Bradley Freeman Jr. works with Sesame Street and its new initiative, the “ABCs of Racial Literacy” as part of Coming Together, the workshop's ongoing commitment to racial justice.

Read Bradley's Story

David in a navy coat and white button-down shirt smiling

David Robinson Jr.

Urban and regional planning graduate alum David Robinson Jr. applies his education locally as an important player in the City of San Antonio’s revitalization efforts.

Read David’s Story

Marisa in a black coat and deep red blouse smiling

Marisa Perez-Diaz

Educational leadership doctoral student Marisa Perez-Diaz is using her education to make impactful policy decisions to bridge the gap between child welfare and public education.

Read Marisa’s Story

From Hispanic Serving to Hispanic Thriving

UTSA aims to go beyond our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation to become a model Hispanic thriving institution where students from all backgrounds can excel. As a national model for Latino student success, UTSA is setting the standard for educating students who reflect the demographic future of the United States.

Graduating More Latino Students

Despite the pandemic, the number of degrees conferred annually to Hispanic students continues to increase.

Faculty Excellence Drives our Bold Future

UTSA’s 1,300+ faculty are fueling our efforts to become a national model for the research-intensive, Hispanic Serving Institution of the future.


UTSA faculty members in the National Academies

4 of 5

have terminal degrees from Carnegie R1 institutions


have terminal degrees from AAU* member institutions
*Association of American Universities

Rena Bizios

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Recognized as a National Academy of Inventors, Medicine, and Engineering fellow for her biomedical research

Meet Rena

Ram Krishnan

Microsoft President's Endowed Associate Professor

Elevating cybersecurity through machine learning and threat intelligence research

Meet Ram

Nicole smiling wearing a red top

Nicole Beebe

Chair of Information Systems and Cyber Security

Pursuing answers through digital forensics and computer crime investigation

Meet Nicole

Investing in UTSA's Bold Trajectory

Much of our growth has been made possible by the friends and donors who believe in the value of a UTSA education. These friends of the university are laying the foundation for countless Roadrunner success stories and assuring the future of UTSA.

$20M Carlos and Malú Alvarez

Naming of the Alvarez College of Business

March 2021

$40M MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

Student Success Programs (Unrestricted)

June 2021

$20M Bill and Margie Klesse

Naming of the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

December 2021

$15M Graham Weston

School of Data Science September 2018

$5M James H. and DeAnna Bodenstedt

Roadrunner Athletics Center for Excellence

September 2020

Be a Part of the Momentum

Gifts of all sizes have a significant impact on our students and faculty. Be a part of UTSA’s tremendous momentum as we fuel economic development in our city and social mobility for our students.

Learn more about giving to UTSA

Stories of Bold Impact

The generosity of our donors changes lives on a daily basis.

Bold Champions: A New Era for UTSA Athletics

This campaign will help continue a legacy of transformation and evolution into a bold future

Read More about UTSA Athletics

Retired Professors’ Gift Advances Computer Science

Two retired and married faculty are supporting future generations of computer scientists

Read more about Robbin's Gift