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Students earn record number of degrees in 2020-2021

September 16, 2021

UTSA students continued to excel during the 2020-2021 academic year despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic. UTSA awarded more degrees in 2020-2021 than at any time in its history – and of the bachelor's degrees awarded, two-thirds were earned by underrepresented minority students.

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7,732
degrees awarded in 2020-2021 
59%
59%
of all bachelor's degrees were awarded to students who identify as Hispanic
67 %
67%
of all bachelor's degrees were awarded to underrepresented minority students*
78%
78%
first-time, full-time freshmen retained
Growth in Degrees Awarded: 2017 to 2021
28%
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Undergraduate
4%
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Graduate
23%
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Total

*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.