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Academic Insights

Roadrunners registering right

November 17, 2022
Academic Strategic Communications

Student Success

Roadrunners registering right

As students register for next semester, they should know the number of hours they take impacts their overall academic success. We crunched the numbers and the results are clear. First-time freshmen at UTSA who register for 15 hours or more per semester have higher rates of retention, get better grades, and are on a quicker path to graduation.

It just adds up

Because most undergraduate degrees require 120 hours, students can earn their degree in four years by registering for at least 15 hours per semester. In fact, 99% of Roadrunners who take at least 15 hours each term graduate in four years or less. They earn their degree with less costs, less debt, and are able to enter the workforce to start earning a salary sooner.