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Academic Insights
Academic Insights

Celebrating student success

October 8, 2020

As a next generation Hispanic-thriving, multicultural research institution where students from all backgrounds can excel, UTSA serves as a prosperity engine graduating world-engaged civic leaders of tomorrow.

Year over year, we have seen dramatic momentum to retain and graduate more students, largely due to the tremendous efforts of faculty and staff underlying our student success initiatives. Here are the latest numbers for 2020.

first-year retention rate
80%
First-time, full-time Roadrunner freshmen retained
Roadrunner Momentum 2017-2020
Six-Year Graduation
41% to 50% (9% increase)
Four-Year Graduation
27% to 34% (7% increase)
First-Year Retention
74% to 80% (6% increase)
first-year retention rate
7,415
first-year retention rate
Degrees awarded in 2019-2020
Undergraduate: 
25% increase
Master’s: 
9% increase
Doctoral: 
36%
Total: 
22%