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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 Research Center and Mexican Government Partner on Major Project

September 23, 2022

UIW is proud to announce that its Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR), under the guidance of CMTR Director Dr. David Vequist, will lead a year-long partnership to conduct a medical tourism training program through an agreement with the Mexican government’s Secretaría de Economia and Secretaría de Turismo.

Social Justice, Ethics, and Aesthetics: A Q&A with Dr. Javier Clavere, Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

September 23, 2022

UIW recently welcomed Dr. Javier Clavere as the new dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS). Dr. Clavere was born in Rosario, Argentina, and was invited to the United States on a full scholarship to attend Brigham Young University. His graduate studies followed at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Department of Music at Berea College in Kentucky.

DSE Teacher Education Program Earns Accreditation

September 23, 2022

The University of the Incarnate Word Teacher Education program, housed in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE), has been awarded full seven-year accreditation status by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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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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