A Mission of Transformation. A Vision for the Future. A Plan for Success.

Executive Summary

Since our founding in 1881 by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has grown to become a global university in the heart of Texas that provides transformational education to nearly 10,000 students.

As a large and complex system rooted in the charism of its founding congregation, UIW is distinct in its offerings and outcomes. A private co-educational Catholic university based in San Antonio, it encompasses 11 schools and colleges, which include five schools focused on health professions and a School of Professional Studies, focused on professional advancement and degree completion. The University also counts two locations in Mexico, one European Study Center and Global Online, an online destination offering U.S.-based degrees to learners throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Students reflect the diversity of the vibrant world they will inherit. And, through our Mission to form concerned and enlightened citizens in the global community, UIW is committed to empowering students to become agents of multi-generational change across the globe by facilitating genuine progress; creating a just world; working to eliminate health disparities; creating better economic opportunities; and furthering social justice.

Moving into the future UIW seeks to distinguish itself even further as an exemplary Catholic university that delivers robust undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in various areas of study, to diverse communities in more than one country, serving all, and providing robust support so that every student, regardless of circumstance, may graduate with minimal debt.

Students at Feik School of Pharmacy

Strategic Priority

Double the endowment over the next 10 years to better support students through graduation.

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Strategic Priority

Increase support to students and faculty for proven, high-value student experiences that improve graduation rates, such as study abroad, summer research, internships, and mentoring.

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Student holding UIW sign

Strategic Priority

Brand and promote programs in ways that strengthen us as One Word, improving our reputational standing.

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American flag with UIW graduates in the background

Strategic Priority

Make UIW a premiere provider of educational service to men and women of the military and veterans.

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Catholic elementary school students

Strategic Priority

Unite UIW programs with pathways that begin in our Brainpower Connection schools and continue through graduate and professional degrees, adding value for our students and their families.

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UIW President Evans and Paul Harrison, president and CEO of The Village at Incarnate Word

Strategic Priority

Create opportunities with other CCVI sponsored ministries that will strengthen personal and professional bonds among our fellow ministries.

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UIW skyline

Strategic Priority

Improve UIW’s infrastructure of facilities, staffing levels, and business processes.

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Strategic Priority

Strengthen our Catholic identity as expressed in the spiritual heritage of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, embodied in programs and priorities that promote human dignity and integrate intellectual and spiritual growth.

Read more about our Catholic Identity

Campus Master Plan

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The Campus Master Plan guides the physical and capital development of UIW's San Antonio campuses, which include:

  • Broadway Campus
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Physical Therapy

UIW Campus Master Plan