The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students. Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov.
UTSA serves undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Some undergraduate students are recent high school graduates; others are completing a degree after pursuing other goals. Some students work full time or part time and extend their education over a longer period of time, and some students enroll in classes for personal or professional enrichment but choose not to pursue a degree.
For students who began at UTSA in Fall 2011 as first-time freshmen enrolled full time, the graduation rate from UTSA within a six-year period was 36.6 percent (see UTSA First-Time, Full-Time Cohort Information in the Fall 2017 Fact Book). An additional 24 percent of Fall 2011 entering first-time students graduated within six years from other institutions of higher education. Not considered in the calculation of this graduation rate are students who initially enrolled at UTSA as part-time students, who transferred to UTSA to complete their degrees after attending elsewhere, or who attended for reasons other than to obtain a degree.