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  • No. 1 nationally among private, not-for-profit universities in conferring the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics
  • Global enrollment has grown to 11,422, an all-time high (was 1,296 in 1985)
  • Third largest private university in Texas (19th largest in 1985)
  • Largest Catholic university in Texas
  • 80 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Other doctoral-level degrees include the Ph.D. and Doctor of Business Administration
  • Health-care programs include:
    • School of Nursing and Health Professions (includes doctoral degree in nursing practice)
    • School of Pharmacy (only private pharmacy school in Texas. Offers doctoral degree in pharmacy)
    • School of Optometry (1 of 20 optometry schools in the U.S. Offers Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and also the Ph.D. in Vision Science)
    • School of Physical Therapy (offers doctoral degree in Physical Therapy)
    • Center for Medical Tourism (H-E-B School of Business Administration)
    • Master of Health Administration (H-E-B School of Business and Administration)
    • School of Osteopathic Medicine will open at Brooks City Base in 2017 (second private medical school in Texas. Also one of six medical schools in the United States located at a Catholic university. It will offer a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree)
    • Master of Biomedical Sciences (School of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • The Bowden Eye Care and Health Center provides $1 million annually in free care
  • In 2016, UIW was chosen as one of the Great Colleges to Work For in the U.S. by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the 8th consecutive year. Also selected for the prestigious national Top 10 Honor Roll in the medium-sized category, the 7th consecutive year UIW has been so recognized
  • In 2016, chosen one of the Top 10 Workplaces in San Antonio by The San Antonio Express-News
  • Endowment has grown from $3 million in 1985 to $125 million today
  • Budget has grown from $8 million in 1985 to $217 million today
  • 23 athletic teams. A member of the Division 1 Southland Conference
  • UIW had one site in 1985. It now has nine sites in San Antonio. Also sites in Corpus Christi, TX; Killeen, TX; Heidelberg, Germany; Mexico City, Mexico; and Irapuato, Mexico. The Mexico City campus has 1,300 students. UIW is the only American university with two campuses in Mexico. Students at each can earn UIW degrees that are recognized by the accrediting agencies of both countries
  • International students comprise 28 percent of the enrollment and represent 74 countries
  • Sister school agreements for reciprocal education with 144 institutions in 45 countries
  • Student financial aid increased from $440,000 in 1985 to $167 million today
  • It is projected that UIW will inject $1 billion into the San Antonio economy over the next 10 years. When at full capacity in 202l, the medical school will inject another $500 million into the economy in the following 10 years