UIW Student Achievement

UIW Students Succeed

UIW will continue to recruit a student body whose demographics mirror those of San Antonio and Bexar County.

UIW will remain one of the top three non-profit institutions nationally in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanic students.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence has selected the UIW Graduate Support Center as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for Hispanics. Alejandra Ceja, executive director, made the announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C. As a Bright Spot, UIW’s Graduate Support Center, will be part of a national online catalog ( that includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics. The Initiative seeks to leverage these Bright Spots to encourage collaboration between stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community, from cradle-to-career. To learn more about the Initiative and to view the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education national online catalog visit

UIW Students Graduate

UIW will increase the six-year graduation rate for first-time-in-college degree-seeking students to 70% by 2025.

For disaggregated completion data by race, ethnicity, and gender, please see the data provided on our Interactive Fact Book or the UIW by the Numbers page.

UIW Students Stay

UIW will maintain a minimum 75% retention rate for full-time first-time-in-college students.

UIW Students Earn Licenses

UIW Programs that have both external accreditation and professional credential exams. Information on exam pass rates are shared (or kept confidential) according to the standards of the governing agency.

UIW Students Earn Licenses
Program Degree Levels Accrediting Agency Exam Pass Rate (web reference)
Business Administration (Main Campus) BBA, MBA Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs UIW Business Administration (Main Campus) program site
Business Administration (Extended Academic Programs) BSBA Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs UIW Business Administration (Extended Academic Programs) program site
Education BA Texas Education Agency UIW Elementary Education Program
Health Care Administration MHA Commission on Healthcare Management Education UIW Health Care Administration program site
Interior Design BA Council for Interior Design Accreditation UIW Interior Design program site
Music, Music Therapy BA, BM National Association of Schools of Music UIW Music and Music Therapy program site
Nuclear Medicine BS Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology UIW Nuclear Medicine program site
National board results
Nursing BSN, MSN, DNP Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education UIW Nursing program site
Nutrition BS, MS, Dietetic Internship (DI) Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) UIW Nutrition program site
(includes pass rate standards)
Optometry OD American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education UIW Optometry program site
(includes pass rate results)
Osteopathic Medicine DO Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) UIW Osteopathic Medicine program site
Pharmacy PharmD Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education UIW Pharmacy program site
Physical Therapy DPT Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education UIW Physical Therapy program site
(First cohort eligible to test July 2015)
Theatre Arts BA National Association of Schools of Theatre UIW Theatre Arts program site

UIW Student Athletes Excel

UIW strives to have our athletics graduation success rate exceed the federal graduation standard for student athletes in each sport. (Six-year graduation rates)