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Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have paved new ways for tens of thousands of students to reach their academic dreams. UIW was the first institution to offer higher education for women in central and south Texas, consistently ranks among the top schools for veterans, and ranks No. 1 in the nation among faith-based universities graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees. As pioneers in Catholic higher education, we continue to forge new roads for every student to reach their full potential and create positive change in the world. UIW is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution.

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UIW offers over 90 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and over 20 graduate and doctoral programs.

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UIW News

UIW Receives Major Grant to Invest in Future Hispanic Ministry

January 26, 2023

UIW has received a major grant to be used to empower future Latinx theologians. The $110,000 grant awarded to UIW is part of a $7.9 million dollar grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment as part of a national effort being led by the University of Notre Dame and Boston College University.

Major Publication Ranks UIW Among Its “Best Of” Online Programs

January 24, 2023

UIW is proud to announce that it has been named among the best in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Programs list which was released today. UIW ranked No. 61 in the nation on the list of Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans. UIW also ranked No. 104 on the list of overall Best Online Bachelor’s degrees.

UIW Ranked Best in State for Online MBA

January 18, 2023

The national website has ranked UIW No. 1 in the State of Texas in the site’s annual best of list for online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. The site also ranked the UIW online MBA program No. 15 in the nation.

Named a Best College by U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News and World Report Nursing (BSN) Badge
U.S. News and World Report Bachelor Badge
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About the University of the Incarnate Word

As the largest Catholic university in Texas, UIW is a leader in transformational education. We inspire students across more than 90 academic programs to ignite change.

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