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Academic Insights
Academic Insights

Advancing first-gen and transfer students

April 16, 2021

UTSA's student population, which includes many first-generation and transfer students, is unique among American universities. The First-Gen & Transfer Student Center (FGTSC) helps these students make the most out of their undergraduate experience through mentorship, student success activities and community building. 

Promoting UTSA’s Hispanic-Serving mission, the center plays a special role in uplifting and supporting our Hispanic/Latino students and other historically underrepresented populations.

UTSA undergraduate student population:

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45%
first-gen
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39%
transfer
The majority of our first-gen and transfer students are from underrepresented minority* groups:
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79%
first-gen
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68%
transfer

The FGTSC is helping improve student persistence rates:

81%
first-gen
87%
transfer
Fall 2019 FGTSC participants who returned in Fall 2020.
On the center's impact, our students say it best:
I have achieved success through [FGTSC] by breaking out of my shell and doing the things I am passionate about. I have found a sense of community and a solid foundation for student support.
*Underrepresented minority (URM) students are those who identify race/ethnicity in one of the following groups: Hispanic, Black/African-American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races.