UTSA Downtown Campus

The UTSA Downtown Campus began operation in 1994 with 900 students. Today, nearly 5,000 students take classes at the Downtown Campus, which houses the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Public Policy, and three departments within the College of Education and Human Development, including the Department of Counseling, the Department of Educational Psychology, and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Additionally, the campus houses the nationally recognized Institute for Economic Development and many other centers and programs that advance the university's public service, extension, engagement and community education throughout San Antonio and South Texas. The Downtown Campus consists of the Frio Street, the Buena Vista Street, the Durango, and the Monterey academic buildings; an on-campus parking facility; and several adjacent parking lots.

Those who live or work in the downtown area are drawn to the campus because of its location and the type of programs offered. Programs unique to this campus also attract students from across Texas and beyond.

The UTSA undergraduate core curriculum is offered at the Downtown Campus. Also offered are courses required for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning and the College of Public Policy, courses required for master’s degrees in Counseling and School Psychology, and a variety of courses in other undergraduate disciplines. Many of the undergraduate courses required in transfer agreements with area community colleges and the coursework necessary to complete teaching certification programs are also offered. Courses required for doctoral degrees in Applied Demography and Counselor Education and Supervision are offered exclusively at the Downtown Campus. Courses required for master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are offered at both the Downtown Campus and the Main Campus.

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Downtown Campus's programs, research and activities are deeply connected to the city's urban fabric and serve to prepare the next generation of leaders who will impact the future of our nation's schools, communities, cities and built environment.

Staff is available to assist students with admission and enrollment, tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic advising, and health and counseling services. The campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art library, computing services, distance-learning facilities, a bookstore, a food court, and a visitor center. A student center, art gallery, recreation facility, sports court, and a professional-level theater enhance the academic experience.