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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 Hosts Commissioning Ceremony for Graduates

December 23, 2021

UIW hosted a Commissioning Ceremony for three ROTC cadets on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Cadets Ramon Aguilar, Miguel Alejandro Trevino and Ronnie Woods were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The three soldiers graduated from UIW and St. Mary’s University.

UIW Graduates Fall Class of 2021

December 14, 2021

On Saturday, Dec. 11, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) celebrated its Fall 2021 graduates. Nearly 900 graduates of UIW’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs crossed the stage at two ceremonies held at the Freeman Coliseum.

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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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