A&M-San Antonio ranks in Hispanic Outlook’s Top 100

By University Communications

Tuesday, 10 26 2021

64 in the nation, #13 in Texas for bachelor’s degrees awarded

San Antonio — Texas A&M University-San Antonio was recognized this month by Hispanic Outlook as one of the nation’s top-producing universities of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, ranking 64th in the nation and 13th in Texas.

A&M-San Antonio is one of the nation’s fastest-growing Hispanic-Serving Institutions and continues to be an exemplar for serving Hispanic students, with 77 percent of its students identifying as Hispanic. Founded in 2009, the University continues to experience record enrollment leading to a record number of graduates. Nearly 73 percent of A&M-San Antonio students are the first in their family to attend college.

“Like every university across the nation, we had to face the challenges of the pandemic head on, but we also saw this time as an opportunity to adapt and refine our academic support to ensure that our students were able to continue their academic pursuits,” said Dr. Mike O’Brien, A&M-San Antonio Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We also made sure we provided our faculty with the necessary tools to adapt their teaching methods so they could continue delivering a quality education experience.”

A&M-San Antonio’s enrollment has continued grow over the past 12 years. Overall enrollment grew by 1.8 percent for fall 2021. This December, students will again cross the stage during three separate commencement ceremonies to join the ranks of the University’s 14,000-plus alumni.

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About Hispanic Outlook

As the number of Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in higher education continues to grow, the institutions that serve them are also continually expanding and redefining themselves, according to Hispanic Outlook. In the Top 100 issue, the publication recognizes those higher education institutions across the country that enroll the highest number of Hispanic/Latino students, as well as those where students from this community make up a large proportion of the total student body. It is especially important to honor the work of these institutions over the course of a pandemic year that has been marked by unprecedented challenges, particularly for minority students.

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a military-embracing institution offering 33 undergraduate degrees and 16 graduate degrees to nearly 7,000 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation, with more than 75 percent of students who identify as Hispanic. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission