UIW makes Honor Roll for Work with Transfer Students

June 24, 2024

University Recognized by International Organization

administration buildingSan Antonio – June 24, 2024 – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2024 Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. UIW was one of just 228 colleges and universities recognized for its work in creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students.

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices and bachelor’s degree completion.

Dr. Brandy Finck, associate vice-president of Enrollment Management and Student Experience says, “UIW is proud to have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll as this recognition highlights our commitment to providing transfer students with seamless pathways into our university and ensuring students have the support and resources they need to be successful.”

According to its website, Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate-degree granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. PTK is made up of more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

“With a 91% student success rate, Phi Theta Kappa members have a proven track record of success,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Our members transfer at a much higher rate (72%) than the traditional community college student (29%). In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success at the four-year college.”


Media Contact: Michael Valdes, Media and Public Relations Manager, Office of Communications & Brand Marketing, (210) 829-6001, (210) 422-4052 or michael.valdes@uiwtx.edu

About UIW

With over 140 years of tradition, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. UIW programs constitute a liberal education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions. Founded in 1881, UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas. UIW students can choose from degrees offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University is committed to graduating students with the lowest amount of debt load possible and to help them secure a career that lifts their lives, their families and their communities. With a beautiful main campus in the heart of San Antonio, in 2019, UIW purchased a 10-acre landmark property at 4119 Broadway which increased the footprint of the UIW Broadway Campus by 15%. The building is now known as Founders Hall. UIW has locations throughout San Antonio, South and Central Texas, two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Strasbourg, France. UIW is a leader in international education, with over 146 “sister schools” in 45 countries and it is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution. The University is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference and is proud to have 25 teams representing 14 different sports. UIW is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.