Academic Affairs Insights
Academic Insights

Building first-generation success

November 3, 2022
Academic Strategic Communications

Student Success

Building first-generation success

On November 8, UTSA joins the National First-Generation College Celebration to honor our first-generation college students for the trailblazers that they are. At UTSA, first-gen students have access to many nationally recognized programs to help them chart their academic journeys, advance their personal and professional goals, and prepare them to build bold futures.

14% increase
in six-year graduation rate from 2017 to 2022
15% increase
in degrees awarded annually from 2017 to 2022

Helping first-gen students succeed

UTSA’s First-Generation & Transfer Student Programs are a national model for first-generation student support that have been recognized by Excelencia in Education and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). First-gen students have access to peer mentorship, first-gen faculty coaching, community building and more in the following programs: