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Spotlight on doctoral graduates

December 9, 2021

UTSA has awarded, on average, 120+ doctorates annually over the last decade and currently has nearly 1,000 students enrolled in 25 Ph.D. programs. Here’s a snapshot of UTSA doctoral students and graduates — who they are, where they are now, and how they’re shaping the future of our community and world.

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 47%
of UTSA’s Ph.D. graduates identify as Black or Latino
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 39%
work in research & development post-graduation
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 17%
work in management or administration post-graduation

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60%
stay to work in our region
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59%
earn their degree without any undergraduate or graduate debt

UTSA's doctoral students are completing their degrees in a more timely manner than students at other institutions

horizontal bar chart showing time to completion for UTSA doctoral students compared to other institutions

Doctoral student success is the marker of a great research university. As a pre-eminent Hispanic-Serving Institution, UTSA’s faculty, programs, and innovative research play a transformative role in accelerating Latino student success in their graduate and post-doctoral endeavors. Ultimately, our work diversifies higher education and helps the nation’s workforce more closely represent the demographic future of the United States.

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Source: NSF's Survey of Earned Doctorates. Data reflects U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Peer institutions include those with "high research activity" Carnegie classification.