U.S. News & World Report Ranks UTSA Among Top Schools Nationwide For 2022 List

UTSA and its academic programs have landed top spots on the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings of best graduate schools across the country. The annual list spotlights the best-rated graduate programs and specialties in each area and lends expert advice, rankings, and data to help students and families navigate the educational journey to identify the best colleges/universities to meet their needs.

The rankings identified specialties in educational administration and supervision (tie for 26th place), biomedical engineering (70th, tie), social work (77th, tie), environmental engineering (93rd, tie), and statistics (97th) as the university’s top placements on the list. The recognition signals UTSA’s commitment to offering a premier public research university experience and highlights its dedication to serving as a model for student success.

Additional rankings for UTSA include:

  • the College of Education and Human Development named among the best education schools;

  • the College of Liberal and Fine Arts named among the best fine arts programs;

  • the College for Health, Community and Policy named among the best public affairs programs;

  • the College of Engineering named among the best engineering schools; and

  • the Carlos Alvarez College of Business named among the best part-time M.B.A. programs.

“UTSA is committed to advancing the student experience and career outcomes for our graduate students as part of the university’s strategic vision to achieve Carnegie R1 designation,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “We are proud to see so many of our graduate programs across multiple disciplines recognized by these rankings. It is especially exciting to see more students choosing UTSA to pursue in-depth knowledge and meaningful careers in their chosen fields; for fall 2020 we saw a 14.1% increase in master’s students.”


These most recent accolades advance UTSA’s mission for driving the promotion of intellectual and creative resources, and catalyze socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property for Texas, and more broadly, the nation and the world.