About A&M-SA

In May 2009, the Texas Legislature signed Senate Bill 629, which established A&M-SA as a standalone institution. During the past 10 years, the University has evolved from an upper-division institution of higher education to a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. During this period, the University has impacted lives in South San Antonio and its surrounding communities, providing access to quality education while becoming a catalyst for regional growth – with countless stories of the students, graduates, faculty and staff who are on a mission to discover, inspire, lead and create. As the University commemorates its 10th anniversary, there is excitement about the next phase of A&M-SA’s evolution.

Between May 2009 to fall 2018, the University’s enrollment grew more than 180 percent. The University currently serves over 6,700 students and has graduated more than 11,000 alumni. The student body is 62 percent female, 71 percent  Hispanic, and approximately 70 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college. Through the University’s 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. The University prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

A&M-SA is quickly expanding to fill its 700-acre campus. Due to the rapid growth, the University's footprint is transforming, with Esperanza Hall, the first residence hall having opened in fall 2017, the Science & Technology Building, which opened in spring 2018 and the construction of a new classroom hall, slated to open in fall 2020.

The University's core values, "Excellence, Student Focus, Audaciousness, Opportunity, and Collaboration," provide a foundation for its world-class faculty to inspire graduates to be lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. A&M-SA will  continue growing as an economic and social catalyst while becoming nationally recognized for student and academic success.