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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 News

UIW Set to offer Free Tax Preparation Program

February 7, 2023

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) at the University of the Incarnate Word is pleased to, once again, offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program or VITA. The program provides free tax preparation services from IRS certified volunteers to households with incomes of $60,000 or less and helps working families take full advantage of all of the tax credits that they are eligible for. That includes the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and education credits.

UIW School of Professional Studies Finalizes New Partnership with Google

February 2, 2023

UIW is proud to announce that the UIW School of Professional Studies (SPS) has partnered with Google to offer Google Career Certificate Programs. The certificates will be offered in the fields of data analytics, digital marketing, IT support, IT automation, project management and user experience (UX) design.

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.

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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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