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An emerging public research university dedicated to higher education, the creation of new knowledge, access and excellence.
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is a small, Catholic, private university founded in San Antonio in 1895. Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, OLLU is a co-educational liberal arts and sciences university that has developed a reputation for its personal teaching style and expertise in Mexican American culture, offering pre-professional and professional programs in weekday, weekend, evening and online settings. OLLU was ranked in Tier 1 of Regional Universities – West by U.S. News and World Report (“America’s Best Colleges 2011”).
St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology strives to develop ethical and service-minded scientists, engineers, and technology leaders through experiential learning in a student-centered environment that is committed to success.
Trinity University is a nationally recognized private, liberal arts and sciences institution that emphasizes global literacy, hands-on interdisciplinary research, and experiential learning opportunities that broaden the education experience. Trinity’s undergraduate research programs offer students cutting edge opportunities at the interface of disciplines.
The University of the Incarnate Word offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including a Ph.D. in Education and doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), optometry (OD), nursing practice (DNP), physical therapy (DPT) and business administration (DBA). UIW is one of twenty universities in the U.S. with an optometry program, while the pharmacy school is the only one in Texas at a private university.
With a student-to-faculty classroom ratio of 14:1, UIW is a wireless campus that provides students with an environment that encourages excellence in academics. As part of its international efforts, UIW has agreements for reciprocal education with 123 universities in 40 countries. It also operates academic sites in Mexico City, Mexico, and Heidelberg, Germany.
South Texas’ leading research institution, ranked in the top 5% of the 1,650 U.S. universities and non-profits receiving federal research funding.
South Texas largest institution of higher education with over 50,000 credit students each semester enrolled in our five colleges – San Antonio College, St. Phillip’s College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College.