San Antonio educational institutions were recently in the news regarding funds awarded to them. September 2008 saw the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarding a $290,000 grant for a nutrition project called Project La Cena. With the aim to expand the number of nutritionists in Texas, the three-year, grant-funded project went to Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio College, the University of the Incarnate Word and Texas State University.
Again in October 2008 San Antonio College received $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Cost Reduction program. The federal funding was to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students earning degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math from San Antonio College.
Apparently education and learning is high on the list of priorities in the region. Each year thousands of students from all over the nation choose to attend San Antonio schools, colleges or universities. There are twelve different institutes of higher education within the city limits of San Antonio, including the University of Texas – San Antonio, St. Mary’s University and Palo Alto College.
Students arrive in San Antonio because of the multifarious scholastic opportunities that the city has to offer, besides of course the inherent charm of the place. San Antonio is known for its Spanish heritage and unique mix of Mexican and German cultures. It is effectively the center of a metropolitan district spanning more than 30 cities in Bexar County of Texas. Its a city that is an educational center par excellence.
San Antonio hosts over 100,000 students across its thirty one higher-education facilities which include The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District’s five colleges. Other schools include St. Mary’s University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. The San Antonio Public Library serves all of these institutions along with the 17 school districts within San Antonio.
The city is also home to more than thirty private schools and charter schools. These schools include San Antonio Academy, Holy Cross High School, Incarnate Word High School, and St. Anthony Catholic High School. Additionally the Community Education Division offers a variety of personal and career development programs based upon community interest and need. These courses and programs are offered on campus and at many locations in cities served by the College. For people with busy lifestyles, courses are offered during convenient afternoon, evening, and weekend hours.
Then also there is the San Antonio Education Partnership program that makes college possible for students who take personal responsibility for their own future. The program works due to a unique partnership that unites students, schools, local colleges and universities and business, civic and government leaders. Since 1989 the Education Partnership has wisely invested in scholarships and produced more than 2,400 college graduates. Currently it supports more than 3,300 college students.
Whether you are headed to college for the first time or going back to school to pursue an advanced degree, deciding which school is best for you is always a difficult choice. San Antonio has five major universities that offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. This resource may help you select the ideal university for you.
Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic university offering five undergraduate degree programs and five graduate degree programs in 30 areas of specialization.
St. Mary’s University is San Antonio’s largest and oldest Catholic University. The university has a unique student/faculty ratio at 15 to 1.
Trinity University is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts school but admission to the school is considered very difficult.
University of Texas at San Antonio is the second-largest school in the University of Texas system, offering 62 bachelor’s, 43 master’s and 18 doctoral degree programs.
University of the Incarnate Word is a private university featuring 45 undergraduate majors, 24 graduate degree programs and two Ph.D. programs.
All this makes San Antonio a distinct center of higher education paving the path for career conscious students. With a wide range of academics and also vocational education opportunities the city has alot to offer by way of enhancing education and college experiences. Of course college experience includes easy access to professional sports. San Antonio is home to the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars, and Minor League Baseball’s Class-AA San Antonio Missions, a farm team for MLB’s Seattle Mariners. San Antonio is also home to college football’s Alamo Bowl.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has plenty to offer those looking to earn a degree in information technology. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered, including a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems, Bachelor of Business Administration in Infrastructure, Master of Business Administration – Management of Technology Concentration, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Information Technology – Infrastructure Assurance Concentration, Master of Science in Management of Technology and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Information Technology. The university also offers several degree programs in Computer Engineering, including the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Computer Engineering and the Master of Science in Computer Engineering.
Further UTSA is also rapidly becoming a research university that continues to provide a high degree of accessibility to underserved populations, especially those of multicultural San Antonio. It has no ethnic majority but the majority of the students are in the first generation of their families to attend college. The university provides an academically supportive environment in which these first generation undergraduate students learn to do research and prepare for graduate and professional education.
Our Lady of the Lake University is a co-educational institution of higher education located in San Antonio. Founded in 1895 it currently offers Bachelor’s degrees in 56 areas of study, Master’s degrees in 48 areas of study, and two doctoral degree programs.Our Lady of the Lake University also offers evening classes at the Northwest campus in San Antonio.
Rigorous academics are the hallmark of the Trinity University that earns rave reviews from all quarters. The University stands apart and gets ranked as number one in U.S. by News & World Report’s Best in the West master’s university for 16 years in a row. It is number three in the nation for attention from faculty by the Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide. The student-to-faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Educational experience is enhanced by undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad programs.